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Law Student Joins Board
as Student Trustee
September 13, 1999
James Donich has been elected to a two-year term as a student member of the Board of Trustees.
Donich, whose term started July 1, is enrolled at the School of Law, where he expects to complete studies for his J.D. in 2001.
"I hope to bring an older returning student's perspective to the Board," said Donich, 31. "I look forward to using my energy to build an even stronger University. It's a place of transformation, and I'm happy to be a part of that."
A 1996 graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Donich served in the U.S. Army as an intelligence analyst from 1987 to 1991, reaching the rank of sergeant before being honorably discharged. During his Army service, he graduated with honors from the Defense Language Institute and the Foreign Language Training Center Europe, specializing in Arabic. During his last year in the Army, Donich worked as an intelligence specialist and analyst for the National Security Agency in Augsburg, Germany and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, earning a Department of Defense Joint Service Commendation Medal for Operation Desert Storm and a Department of Defense Joint Service Achievement Medal for Operation Desert Shield.
Donich is a former eighth-grade math and science teacher in the Milwaukee Public Schools. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the Connecticut Bar Association. He is also a volunteer for Lions Club International and the Children of Deaf Adults.
Donich is married and has two step-children.