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Dr. Wilhelmina M. Reuben-Cooke

Wrong Dr. Wilhelmina M. Reuben-Cooke?

Professor of Law

David A. Clarke School of Law at the University of the District of Columbia

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • doctorates
  • juris doctor degree
    University of Michigan Law School
  • law degree
    University of Michigan Law School
49 Total References
Web References
Trustees | The Duke Endowment, 22 Jan 2015 [cached]
Wilhelmina M. Reuben-Cooke
Wilhelmina M. Reuben-Cooke Reuben-Cooke is a Professor of Law at the David A. Clarke School of Law at the University of the District of Columbia where previously she served as the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs. She is an Emerita Member of the Board of Trustees of Duke University, having served as a member of the Executive Committee and Chair of the Academic Affairs and Honorary Degree committees.
Wilhelmina Reuben-Cooke, ..., 26 Sept 2013 [cached]
Wilhelmina Reuben-Cooke, The Duke Endowment Trustee who chairs the Endowment's Committee on Educational Institutions, agrees.
"These four educational institutions have unique cultures and priorities," she says, "but this timely effort will allow them to work together on an issue that affects students in the Carolinas and beyond."
Williams leaves fix to UDC trustees - The Washington Times: Metropolitan, 15 July 2003 [cached]
The Washington Times reported last week that Mr. Pollard hired family friend Wilhelmina M. Reuben-Cooke as the school's provost and vice president of academic affairs, the No. 3 job at the university.
Mrs. Reuben-Cooke is the wife of D.C. lawyer Edmund Cooke, who helped Mr. Pollard secure his $200,000-a-year job at UDC a year ago.
As UDC's chief academic officer, Mrs. Reuben-Cooke will oversee academic programs, create academic policy, prepare academic budgets and lead the faculty.She begins her $137,000-a-year job tomorrow.
Mrs. Reuben-Cooke, a tenured law professor at Syracuse University since 1992, was not among the seven candidates originally recommended by the search committee. She holds a juris doctor degree from the University of Michigan Law School.It is equivalent to a master's degree, not a doctorate. In her only experience as an administrator, she served 18 months in the early 1990s as associate dean for academic affairs at the Syracuse University College of Law.She spent four years in the early 1980s as associate director of the Institute for Public Representation at Georgetown University Law Center.
Mr. Pollard and Mr. Ogletree said Mrs. Reuben-Cooke was hired independent of the trustees, despite university accreditation standards requiring trustees to confirm appointments of major academic and administrative officers.
Duke Dialogue News Release, 26 Jan 2001 [cached]
Friday, January 26, 2001 | A committee chaired by Duke University Trustee Wilhelmina Reuben-Cooke has been charged with conducting the regular review of Duke President Nannerl O. Keohane, university officials announced this week.
Reuben-Cooke will lead the seven member panel.One of the first five African-American undergraduate students enrolled at Duke in 1963, she is now professor of law at Syracuse University and chair of the trustees' Academic Affairs Committee.
"The unexpected changes to the Parent ..., 19 Mar 2014 [cached]
"The unexpected changes to the Parent PLUS loan program have clearly had an impact on enrollment at HBCUs, including Johnson C. Smith,� said Wilhelmina Reuben-Cooke, The Duke Endowment Trustee who chairs the Endowment’s Committee on Educational Institutions.
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