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Fellows of the Association Award

Kent M. Weeks - 2003

Kent Weeks is a partner in the Nashville, Tennessee law firm of Weeks, Anderson & Baker, where he also serves as Editor of Lex Collegii, a Legal Newsletter for Independent Higher Education. In addition to his private practice, he is a Professor of the Practice of Education at George Peabody College, Vanderbilt University and is General Counsel for Africa University in Zimbabwe (an institution that he helped establish). He also serves as counsel to the international college and university association of the Methodist Church, involving some 650 institutions. Prior to forming his own law firm, Mr. Weeks was an attorney with Schlesinger, Galvin, Kohn and Landefield in Cleveland, Ohio. He later served as an Assistant Professor of Political Science at The College of Wooster; a Professor of Political Science, Adjunct Instructor in Pastoral Theology, and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Dubuque; and Associate Director of the National Commission on United Methodist Higher Education in Nashville. He also spent a year as an Office of Education Fellow in the Office of the Associate Commissioner for International Education in Washington, DC.

Mr. Weeks received his B.A. from The College of Wooster, his M.A. from the University of New Zealand as a Fulbright Scholar, his LL.B. from Duke University, and his Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University.

Mr. Weeks’ prolific writing extends beyond Lex Collegii to include more than 25 books and other publications and more than 50 articles and papers. He has twice edited the Legal Deskbook for Administrators of Independent Colleges and Universities and has spoken at numerous higher education professional meetings.

NACUA is pleased to honor Kent Weeks as a Fellow of the Association in recognition of and appreciation for his many contributions to higher education and to the practice of law.