Illinois Institute of Technology Names Anita K. Krug, University of WashingtonSchool of Law, as Dean of Chicago-Kent College of Law

Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at UW Bothell Campus Will Be First Woman to Permanently Hold the Office at Chicago-Kent College of Law


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Chicago, IL — April 15, 2019 —

Illinois Institute of Technology today announced that Anita K. Krug, D. Wayne and Anne Gittinger Professor of Law at the University of Washington School of Law, has been named dean of Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Tech. Krug will begin her term as dean on August 1. She will be the first woman to permanently hold the office in the school’s history.

Krug has held a variety of positions at the University of Washington, including interim dean at the University of Washington School of Law and interim vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Washington Bothell. Krug received her undergraduate degree at Kansas State University before completing M.A., J.D., and Ph.D. degrees at Harvard University, where she held a Jacob K. Javits Fellowship and served on the Harvard Law Review. Her academic research has focused primarily on securities regulation and the regulatory environment surrounding investment advisers, public and private investment funds, and other financial institutions.

“The Illinois Tech community is delighted that Professor Krug will bring her outstanding leadership abilities to Illinois Institute of Technology as the new dean of Chicago-Kent College of Law,” said Peter Kilpatrick, provost and senior vice president of academic affairs. “Her vision for the future of Chicago-Kent stood out among a truly remarkable field of qualified candidates, and we welcome and look forward to her leadership as our newest dean. She was the top choice of the search committee, the faculty, and our leadership team.”

Krug’s work has been published in the Columbia Law Review, the Southern California Law Review, the Washington University Law Review, the Iowa Law Review, and the Boston University Law Review and has been selected for republication in the Securities Law Review and the Corporate Practice Commentator and for presentation at the Harvard/Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum. Prior to her time at the University of Washington, Krug was an equity partner with Howard Rice (now Arnold & Porter) in San Francisco.

“I am incredibly excited to have the opportunity to join Illinois Institute of Technology as the new dean of Chicago-Kent College of Law,” said Krug. “I would like to thank Dean Hal Krent for his steadfast leadership in that role, and I look forward to carrying on his vision for excellence as we move forward into the next chapter at Chicago-Kent.”

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Illinois Institute of Technology, also known as Illinois Tech, is a private, technology-focused research university. Illinois Tech is the only university of its kind in Chicago, and its Chicago location offers students access to the world-class resources of a great global metropolis. It offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering, science, architecture, business, design, human sciences, applied technology, and law. One of 21 institutions that comprise the Association of Independent Technological Universities (AITU), Illinois Tech provides an exceptional education centered on active learning, and its graduates lead the state and much of the nation in economic prosperity. Illinois Tech uniquely prepares students to succeed in professions that require technological sophistication, an innovative mindset, and an entrepreneurial spirit.