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Florida Coastal School Of Law Dean Resigns Following Denial Of Nonprofit Conversion

Jacksonville Daily Record
Former Florida Coastal School of Law Dean Scott DeVito

Florida Coastal School of Law Dean Scott DeVito resigned Tuesday after four years in the position. The resignation was effective immediately.

“It’s just the right time for me to step down and look at other things I’ve been intending to do,” DeVito said Wednesday, according to WJCT News partner the Jacksonville Daily Record.

DeVito notified Florida Coastal students and faculty Tuesday of his resignation via email. In a statement to faculty, DeVito wrote:

“It has been a great honor to be a professor at Florida Coastal for the last eleven years and to have been your dean for the last four. After considerable thought and personal reflection, I have made the decision to resign from Florida Coastal School of Law. I wish you all the best and will greatly miss you.”

The American Bar Association in August denied Florida Coastal’s application to convert to a nonprofit law school. DeVito said his resignation was not related to that, but he expects the school to reapply for nonprofit status.

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