Boise’s Concordia law school names new dean

Elena Langan
Elena Langan

Elena Langan, associate dean for academic affairs and a law professor at a Fort Lauderdale law school will become the new dean Boise’s Concordia University School of Law in January.

She will replace Cathy Silak, a former Idaho Supreme Court Justice, who will become Concordia University’s vice president for community engagement.

Langan has worked at Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law and was appointed the school’s interim dean during the 2013-2014 school year.

She received her law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law.

“Concordia Law’s rigorous program of legal study – emphasizing community engagement, moral integrity, excellence in teaching, and pioneering scholarship, while also promoting entrepreneurship among its students – makes it unique among law schools,” said Langan.

“Elena Langan brings the combined experience of teaching and working in the field of law, along with a strong commitment to student success and to Concordia’s mission of preparing future

leaders,” said Charles Schlimpert., president of Concordia University in Portland.

Jilma Meneses, Concordia’s chief operating officer and chief general counsel, will serve as interim dean until Langan assumes her duties.