New interim dean at Charlotte School of Law

Charlotte School of Law is still on the prowl for a permanent dean, and in the interim, some of its top employees are playing musical chairs.

Dennis Stone, interim dean since January 2009, was named president, responsible for the school’s overall success in meeting its mission, goals and outcomes.

Stone fills the shoes of Rick Inatome, who will still keep his job as CEO of the InfiLaw System, a group of independent law schools in underserved areas that includes Charlotte School of Law, Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville and Phoenix School of Law in Phoenix.

With an enrollment of more than 800 students, the five-year-old private school in Charlotte, N.C. was quick to receive accreditation by the American Bar Association.

Denise Spriggs, the law school’s associate dean of academics, was named interim dean, acting as the chief academic officer responsible for the day-to-day academic activities. A national search is under way for a permanent dean.

Stone’s resume includes professor of law and director of the law library at the University of Connecticut School of Law, while Spriggs’ past includes assistant dean and the associate dean for student affairs and records at Howard University.

Phyliss Craig-Taylor, who recently served as InfiLaw’s first Executive in Residence, was named associate dean for academics.