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    07.22.15 New Director of Development Joins Brooklyn Law School
    Brooklyn Law School - Ursula Vesala

    Brooklyn Law School has named Ursula Vesala, a highly accomplished fundraiser and relationship manager, as Director of Development. She comes to BLS from Yale Law School, where she was Associate Director of Philanthropic Engagement.

    Vesala’s fundraising career includes notable success at major universities and organizations. She served as Director of Major Gifts and Assistant Dean for Development and Alumni Relations at Columbia University, External Affairs Officer at Tulane University, and Director of Development for the International School of Louisiana. Vesala did philanthropic work as Director of Institutional Giving for the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, and she also taught American History as an adjunct faculty member at Tulane University.

    “Ursula is a tremendous addition to an exceptionally strong and forward-looking leadership team that is performing at a remarkably high level,” Dean Nick Allard said. “In addition to her impressive track record as a senior development officer, Ursula has the intellect, personality, creativity, global perspective, and drive to advance the Law School's mission, as directed by our Board of Trustees and faculty. By generating the resources needed to support world-class scholarship and the best, most affordable legal education possible, we enable our graduates to make a positive difference in the new world of law."

    “I’m thrilled to be joining Brooklyn Law School,” Vesala said. “Under Dean Allard’s visionary leadership, I look forward to working with the Law School’s extraordinary alumni and friends to help further secure and expand the school’s resources.”

    Vesala received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Helsinki in Finland and a master’s degree from the University of Mississippi. She has completed work toward a doctorate in U.S. and Latin American history at Tulane University.