Vivian Bowden is the senior vice president for schools and institutions at the Law School Admission Council. Bowden provides oversight and strategic direction for the schools and institutions group, which, through her leadership, fosters and maintains trusted relationships with schools by providing exemplary customer-centered service. This group also develops, supports, and promotes LSAC’s products, services, and professional development programs to help institutions achieve maximum operational effectiveness as they build the future of justice. Bowden earned her BA from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and her JD from Widener University Delaware Law School. Before joining LSAC, she worked in many capacities at Access Group, Inc. (known today as AccessLex Institute) and served as its first executive vice president and chief marketing officer. While there, she was responsible for corporate strategy, marketing, sales, communications, and all mission-based membership services, and served as the liaison to both LSAC and the Pre-Law Advisors National Council (PLANC). Ms. Bowden began her career as an admission recruiter for Widener University School of Law. Upon becoming an assistant dean, her administrative oversight grew to include marketing, alumni relations, development, and student services for both the Delaware and Harrisburg campuses.
LSAC is already hearing from law schools about how beneficial they expect the LawReady program to be.