Campus News Release
New Appointment to the Elmon and Lucile Williams Endowed Chair in Law and Public Service
Release date: January 28, 2013FRANKLIN, Ind. Franklin College professor Allison Fetter-Harrott has been appointed to the Elmon and Lucile Williams Endowed Chair in Law and Public Service at Franklin College. Fetter-Harrott is an assistant professor of political science and will serve as the chair for at least two years.
Fetter-Harrott graduated magna cum laude from the Indiana University Bloomington Maurer School of Law. Following graduation, she served as a law clerk on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana before practicing employment and school law at a large Indiana firm. Fetter-Harrott is completing a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Indiana University Bloomington. She has a master's degree from Butler University and an undergraduate degree from New York University. Prior to coming to Franklin, she taught courses in law at Butler University and at the Indiana University School of Education where she earned awards of recognition for outstanding college teaching. Since joining Franklin's faculty, she has initiated a new mock trial program for Franklin's law school bound students. She is a member of the Alpha Society, the Midwest Association of Pre-Law Advisors, the Midwest Political Science Association and other organizations.
The Williams Chair was endowed by Franklin College trustee Lucile Williams of Greenwood and her late husband Dr. Elmon Williams, a longtime attorney who attended Franklin College from 1924-1926 and served on the college's board of trustees until his death. Mrs. Williams was a former buyer and merchandise manager at the former Wm. H. Block Co. The Williams Chair was created to encourage student interest and professional involvement in public service as well as college-wide pre-law efforts.
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Founded in 1834, Franklin College is a residential four-year undergraduate liberal arts institution with a scenic, wooded campus located 20 minutes south of downtown Indianapolis. The college prepares men and women for challenging careers and fulfilling lives through the liberal arts, offering its approximately 1,000 students 28 majors, 36 minors and eight pre-professional programs. In 1842, the college began admitting women, becoming the first coeducational institution in Indiana and the seventh in the nation. Franklin College maintains a voluntary association with the American Baptist Churches USA. For more information, visit www.franklincollege.edu.