Virginia lawyer and bar leader Mike Pace will become full-time general counsel for Roanoke College, the school has announced.
Pace, who spearheaded the effort to bring Rule of Law education to Virginia middle schools, will remain “of counsel” at Gentry, Locke, Rakes & Moore, the Roanoke firm where he was managing partner for 13 years.
He will join Roanoke College full time on July 1 and will work from the president’s office, the school said in a news release.
Pace is a former president of the Virginia Bar Association and the founder and president of The Center for Teaching the Rule of Law which located its offices on the Roanoke College campus last year.
Earlier this year, Pace was recognized by the VBA as the recipient of its Gerald L. Baliles Distinguished Service Award.