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NACUA's First Decade Award

Amy C. Foerster - 2012

Amy C. Foerster is a litigation partner with Saul Ewing LLP and co-chair of the firm's Higher Education Practice Group. In that capacity, Amy has the opportunity to provide legal advice and representation to colleges and universities across the country. Amy was named one of Pennsylvania’s “Lawyers on the Fast Track” by American Law Media in 2009. She is a graduate of Saint Mary’s University of Winona, Minnesota, and the Dickinson School of Law.

Amy started her career in a world far removed from higher education – medical malpractice defense litigation. When she was looking to make a change, Amy found herself drawn to education. She spent several years in-house with the Pennsylvania Department of Education, where she served as primary counsel to the Office of Postsecondary and Higher Education. Itching to return to litigation, Amy later moved over to Pennsylvania’s Office of Attorney General, where she had the opportunity to represent both the Department of Education and the State System of Higher Education.

Since joining Saul Ewing in 2008, Amy has been an active NACUA member. During her nine year tenure as a NACUA member, she has authored two NACUANOTES, co-taught a NACUA Online Course, and has served as a speaker, moderator, and discussion leader on 15 occasions at NACUA educational programs. She currently serves on the Committee for Strategic Planning and has served on the Committee on Program for the Annual Conference in 2010 and 2011 and is looking forward to doing the same in 2013, when the gathering will be in her backyard - Philadelphia!

Amy is a model of the NACUA member, whose contributions in the short time she’s been a member, compare favorably too many NACUA members who’ve been members for over 10 years. Her service sets a standard that is outstanding.

NACUA is pleased to recognize Amy C. Foerster as a recipient of the First Decade Award for her outstanding service to the Association and to the practice of higher education law in her first ten years of membership.