Four Senior Staff Join UBalt Law This Year

Four professionals have joined the law school in senior administrative roles this year.  

Patrice Wedderburn

Michelle Gunter came to UBalt Law in January 2023 as assistant dean of admissions and enrollment management with a decade of experience in higher education. Directly before joining UBalt Law, Gunter was the assistant dean of admissions at Oklahoma City University School of Law, where she created a high school summer pipeline program. 

Earlier in her career, Gunter was a recruitment coordinator for her alma mater, Texas A&M University School of Law. She later became the director of admissions and recruitment management for the University of North Carolina School of Law. 

Aubrey Edwards-Luce


Aubrey Edwards-Luce became executive director of the Sayra and Neil Meyerhoff Center for Families, Children and the Courts (CFCC) in July 2023. A zealous advocate for children, youth and families, Edwards-Luce most recently served as vice president of child welfare and youth justice at First Focus on Children, a bipartisan advocacy organization dedicated to making children and families the priority in federal policy and budget decisions. She has more than 15 years of experience working with and alongside children and families at risk or already court-involved. 

In 2020, Edwards-Luce launched the Child Welfare and Race Equity Collaborative, which brings together federal policy strategists and lived-experience experts with a focus on transforming the child welfare system into an anti-racist system that supports providing children and families with the freedom to thrive in their homes and communities. 

She has a master’s degree in social work and a Juris Doctor, both from St. Louis School of Law. 

Rhonda Stokes

Rhonda Stokes joined the law school in November 2022 as director of enrollment and academic planning. Prior to joining the UBalt Law team, she spent four years as registrar at a local university.  

Stokes began her career as an academic advisor and was particularly passionate about first-generation college students. She earned her bachelor’s degree in business from Radford University and her master’s degree in education from Marymount University.  

Patrice Wedderburn is the new executive director of the Fannie Angelos Program for Academic Excellence. Before joining the School of Law in September 2023, she served as associate counsel in the Office of Legal Counsel for Baltimore City Public Schools, where she represented the school system in special education and related matters and provided advice and counsel to senior staff and school administrators on a variety of school legal issues.  

Patrice Wedderburn

Prior to working for City Schools, Wedderburn served as an assistant attorney general in the Public Safety Division with the D.C. Office of the Attorney General. In this role, she represented the District in the D.C. Superior Court’s Family Division in juvenile delinquency, status offense, civil commitment and guardianship matters. She also worked as a staff attorney at Advocates for Justice and Education, the district’s federally funded Parent Training and Information Center. There, she represented parents and students in special education, school discipline and other education-related matters.  

Wedderburn received her B.A. in Politics, with a concentration in poverty studies, from Washington & Lee University. She received her Master of Social Work degree from Boston College and her J.D. from the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law.

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