Benita Powell, assistant general counsel at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina, has been named president-elect of the Southern Association of Pre-Law Advisors. Powell will serve for a year as president-elect before taking over the leadership of the association.
The Southern Association of Pre-Law Advisors is an organization that brings together pre-law advisors and law school admissions staff in an effort to provide everyone in the law school admissions process with up-to-date information and expert guidance. Membership was originally restricted to pre-law advisors in Florida, Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia. However, membership is now open to all practitioners in the field.
A native of Reidsville, North Carolina, Powell earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology at Duke University. She holds a juris doctorate from Washington University in St. Louis and a master of public health degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.