Minnesota Law

Fall 2020
For the Record

Staff News

News about Law School Hires and Moves

Mark Erickson, director of finance; Marcail Distante, community outreach and program coordinator for the Binger Center for New Americans; Emily Haeg Nguyen, communications and program manager for the Human Rights Center

Mark Erickson was appointed director of finance for the Law School. Erickson, who was and continues to be director of finance for the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, will now oversee the budgetary and financial management needs of both institutions. His previous experience includes serving as finance director for large units within the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences and the Medical School.

Marcail Distante joined the James H. Binger Center for New Americans as its community outreach and program coordinator. Prior to joining the Binger Center, she worked for several years in both capacity-building and direct-service roles at nonprofits empowering low- to moderate-income Latinx families at the intersection of legal rights, financial literacy, and educational opportunity.

Emily Haeg Nguyen joined the Law School’s Human Rights Center as its communications and program manager. In this role, she leads communications, student support, the visiting fellows program, events, and operations. Previously, she worked in communications and development for People Serving People, Minnesota's largest shelter serving families experiencing homelessness.