Joseph L. Linares Appointed President of Rutgers Law School Alumni Association
NEWARK, NJ, July 23, 2019 – At its most recent Annual Board Meeting, the Rutgers Law School Alumni Association appointed a new slate of officers who were confirmed by a majority vote. Walsh attorney Joseph L. Linares was selected as President for a one-year term, beginning July 1, 2019. Also appointed were: Mark Makhail, President Elect; Naomi D. Barrowclough, Vice President; Lisa Brown, Secretary; and Xiaochen Sun, Treasurer.
As President, Linares’ key goals are to increase fundraising efforts that will support scholarships and student initiatives, expand the Association’s reach and grow its active alumni base.
“Rutgers gave me the education to tackle challenges and make a difference. Engaging with alumni and students to give back is one way I can do that,” Linares said. “I’m excited to help the Association increase fundraising efforts to support current and future students. In fact, we’ve already held our first event, an inaugural golf outing. In addition, outreach efforts have begun and we just launched new chapters in New York City and Washington, D.C.”
Linares and the Association board are planning to host one event each month to drive alumni engagement, community involvement and support for student groups. The next events slated are an interview workshop for current students, and Q&A session in late August for incoming students during orientation.
Previously, Linares held the positions of President Elect (2018-19), Secretary (2017-18), and Board Member (2015-17).