The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law is pleased to announce Megan O’Leary as the new director of development. O’Leary and her team are responsible for engaging alumni, donors and friends in giving programs, homecoming and reunion events, awards celebrations, student scholarships, and lectures throughout the year. O’Leary’s appointment in November 2017 followed an extensive national search.
O’Leary is a Tucson native and University of Arizona alumna who formerly served on the Alumni Association’s Wildcat for Life Leadership Council. She comes to Arizona Law with 15 years of experience in the social sector, including her most recent position as director of membership services at the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network.
O’Leary began her career by serving in AmeriCorps for two years, followed by a decade of service in the education space, where she developed programs, managed staff, trained volunteers, raised money and executed special events. In 2011, she led the startup of City Year’s 22nd U.S. location in Sacramento, California, and successfully opened the doors in six months.
O’Leary says she anticipates meeting as many alumni and friends of the college as possible, and has spent her initial time at the college connecting with faculty and staff and learning about the innovative approach Arizona Law takes in educating students, working with employers and serving the community.
“I am blown away by the opportunities Arizona Law creates for students and am honored to return to campus to join that effort,” O’Leary says. “Arizona Law provides access to the law for students and citizens, not just here in Tucson, but increasingly in a global way. I’m eager to connect people and resources in order to help continue that important work.”