Association for Student Judicial Affairs names King president-elect for 2008

Tamara L. King, J.D., director of Judicial Programs, has been named president-elect of the Association for Student Judicial Affairs (ASJA), an international organization that helps to promote, encourage and support student development professionals who have responsibility for student judicial affairs.

King will be the organization’s first African-American president.

Tamara King

“Being elected to ASJA, the premier authority in higher education for student conduct administration, will provide me with a wonderful professional experience,” King said.

“I have been able to devote time to ASJA due to the encouragement and support I have received from Justin Carroll, assistant vice chancellor for students and dean of students, and the entire University community. I am excited to be in a position to shape the future of student conduct administration on an international level,” King said.

King will serve as president-elect in 2008 for one year before becoming president in 2009 for one year.

At the University since 1999, King is responsible for working with students, faculty and staff to establish and promote community expectations for University students.

As a part of this role, she manages the process of working with students who do not meet expectations.

She also serves as the primary interface between the residential colleges and other University programs and services.

King earned a law degree from the New York University School of Law in 1988 and a bachelor of arts degree in political science from Pennsylvania State University in 1985.

ASJA has more than 1,200 members in the United States and Canada, representing more than 750 institutions of higher education.