Student Life


Jennifer T. DiSanza

Assistant Dean for Student Life
Room 216


Jennifer DiSanza took over as Assistant Dean for Student Life in 2014, after fourteen years in student services at two different law schools. Dean DiSanza works closely with Scott Hite, (Academic Success Director) and Barbara Thompson (Director of Student Records). The three oversee all aspects of the student experience at UofL, ranging from registration for classes to graduation.

Dean DiSanza is a 2002 graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Miami University and a Master of Science degree in Strategic Human Resources and Organizational Development from Johns Hopkins University.

When Dean DiSanza joined the university, she had just been working at Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio for eight years as Assistant Dean of Student Administration, where she oversaw Student Affairs, Multicultural Affairs, Records and Registration and Health and Wellness.  While at Capital, she chaired a committee to create the school’s first LRAP (Loan Repayment Assistance Program) as well several other committees dedicated to Student Life.  Most recently, she was the 2013 Chair of the Association of American Law School’s Student Services Section. 

Prior to Capital, she was at the University of Maryland School of Law for six years as the Director of Student Affairs.  She was actively involved in all aspects of student services.  She was the advisor to the SBA, and liaison to all student organizations and actively planned both orientation and commencement.  She oversaw the Peer Advisor program, which she also instituted at Capital University. 

In both her previous higher education roles, she was the main academic advisor to all students.  She has met with students for all types of counseling issues and works closely with university and outside resources to ensure students are getting the best services possible while in law school.

Prior to law school, Dean DiSanza worked for two large manufacturing companies, in both human resources and production management.