The Loyola University Senate has chosen Sandi S. Varnado as recipient of its 2015 Award for Excellence in Advising. Sandi will receive her award at the President's Convocation for Faculty and Staff on January 9, 2015.
Established in 1968 and consisting of faculty representatives from all departments, colleges, and schools, the University Senate is an advisory body whose function is to advise the University--including the Provost, the President, and the Board of Trustees--on matters that the Senate deems appropriate concerning the whole University.
Varnado currently serves as Associate Professor of Law. Before joining the law faculty in 2010, Professor Varnado earned her B.A. in History from Louisiana State University and her J.D. and B.C.L. from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center (LSU Law School), where she graduated second in her class and was selected as a member of the Order of the Coif. Her teaching and scholarly interests include family law, successions, and donations and trusts, both in civil and common law systems.