Adler honored with Board of Trustees gift to endowed scholarship

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Dean Robert Adler received a parting gift from the law school’s Board of Trustees earlier this month: the fulfillment of an endowed Dean’s scholarship.

Board of Trustees members donated over $20,000 in honor of Adler to bring the Dean’s Scholarship Fund to above the U’s minimum endowment level.

“I was very, very surprised and incredibly gratified that the board decided not only to help me with that goal, but to accomplish the immediate goal so quickly,” said Adler.

Adler was honored with the news of the donation at his last Board of Trustees meeting by the board’s president David Leta; president-elect Christina Jepson and past-president Michele Ballantyne. He received a certificate of appreciation and a “golden shoe” to commemorate his efforts to raise money for scholarships as part of the law school’s 100/100 initiative.


The scholarship honor follows a successful effort during the U’s inaugural Giving Day on May 21-22. The College of Law community raised a combined $26,230 that will be donated to student scholarships.