Stacy L. Leeds serves as the University of Arkansas’ interim vice chancellor for economic development as well as dean and professor in the School of Law. She has received many honors for her teaching, scholarship and administrative vision throughout her academic career. Her strong record of public service includes currently sitting on the board of directors for the Law School Admissions Council, Arkansas Children’s Northwest, Arvest Bank in Fayetteville and the American Indian Graduate Center. Previous appointments have included service as a justice on the Cherokee Nation Supreme Court, as a member and officer on national commissions and as a member on boards for corporations and academic institutions. Leeds, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, is the only American Indian woman to have served as law school dean in the United States.