UVA Law School Admissions Director Cordel Faulk '01 Named to Virginia Tech Board of Visitors

July 5, 2011

UVA School of Law Director of Admissions Cordel Faulk was named to Virginia Tech's Board of Visitors by Gov. Bob McDonnell on Friday.

Faulk graduated from Virginia Tech in 1998 and from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2001.

Faulk, 35, will be the youngest member of the 14-member board. He is a 1998 alumnus of Virginia Tech and a 2001 graduate of Virginia Law.

"Cordel's appointment to the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors is an extraordinary honor and a mark of the respect in which he is held at his undergraduate alma mater and in the Commonwealth as a whole," Law School Dean Paul G. Mahoney said. "It is also a reminder of how fortunate we are that graduates of Cordel's stature and talent return to the Law School to play key roles in our success."

Before joining the Law School, Faulk served as director of communications, media and research for the University of Virginia's Center for Politics. He also has worked as an adjunct professor and pre-law adviser in the Virginia Tech University Honors Program and as a columnist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch. He has maintained ties to his alma mater by working with Virginia Tech as an adviser to students wishing to apply to law school at the University of Virginia.

"The motto of Virginia Tech is 'Ut Prosim,' which means, 'That I may serve.' There is no higher honor than service to the University in this capacity. I will treat my time on the board as such," said Faulk, who will continue to work in the Office of Admissions at the School of Law.

Faulk received a B.A. in political science from Tech, where he graduated summa cum laude and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In law school at Virginia he worked as a student admissions recruiter, was a member of the UVA Honor Committee and served on the Student Bar Association's executive board.

After law school, Faulk clerked for Judge Henry C. Morgan Jr. of the Eastern District of Virginia, then became an associate at Baker Botts in Dallas, and later at Hunton & Williams in Washington, D.C. As an attorney he focused on intellectual property, trademark, copyright, antitrust and trade regulation issues.

Founded in 1819, the University of Virginia School of Law is the second-oldest continuously operating law school in the nation. Consistently ranked among the top law schools, Virginia is a world-renowned training ground for distinguished lawyers and public servants, instilling in them a commitment to leadership, integrity and community service.

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