April Fox, associate dean and director of admissions at The University of Tulsa College of Law, was honored with a 2016 Oklahoma Bar Association Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher Award for Diversity at the Women in Law Conference in Oklahoma City. Honorees are named each year in three categories: judges, attorneys, and businesses/law firms/organizations/groups and are chosen based on their work to champion the cause of diversity in the legal community.
Dean Fox holds a BA in English from The University of Tulsa and a JD from TU College of Law. Prior to joining the TU Law administration team in 2001, she practiced in areas of property, corporate, and immigration law. During her tenure at TU Law she has served as chair and original founding member of the TU Law Diversity Committee, member of the TU International Students’ Subcommittee for the American Council on Education’s Internationalization Laboratory, and panelist speaker at the Law School Admission Council’s Annual Conference.
Over the years, Dean Fox has led efforts to host numerous events designed to promote greater diversity within the legal field, and in 2009 she was named recipient of the TU Law Women’s Law Caucus Fern Holland Award. Her publication and volunteer activities include that of active ambassador for Tulsa’s Saint Francis Children’s Hospital, service in the TU’s True Blue Neighbor Program, and contributor to the ABA Publication Lawyers, Lead On.