L. Song Richardson, dean of the UC Irvine School of Law, has been named the 14th president of Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colo.
She will start her new role on July 1, 2021.
“I never dreamed that I would be leaving UCI Law, a community that I adore and a school that has achieved unprecedented success in less than 11 years of existence,” Richardson said in a statement. “But then I was introduced to Colorado College. The more I learned, the more intrigued I was by this community of innovative changemakers and problem-solvers.”
Richardson was appointed the second dean of UCI Law in 2018. At the time, she was the first woman of color to serve as dean of a top 30 law school in the U.S.