Wilson Takes A Seat, Then Hits the Road

Attorney Roxanne Wilson ’76 has been elected to chair the Scripps Board of Trustees, assuming office July 1,2004.

This summer and early fall, Wilson plans to take trips across the country, dubbed “Roxanne on the Road,” to discuss ideas for Scripps’ future direction with trustees, alumnae, parents, and friends. Wilson has a long history of strong leadership and active participation in the governance of Scripps. She has served as president of the Scripps College Alumnae Association and chair of the Ellen Browning Scripps Society. Her work with the Board began in 1992 and has spanned nearly all board committees in a variety of capacities: from vice chair of the Audit and Development Committees, to co-chair of the Nominations and Governance Committee, to active member of the Educational Policy, Admission/Student Affairs, Buildings and Grounds, Investment, Budget, and Executive Committees.

Currently a partner and attorney with the international law firm of Keed Srnith Crosby Heafy, LLP, Wilson is a member of the products liability group, specializing in prescription pharmaceuticals, medical devices and consumer products, unfair competition and class actions, as well as handling employment matters. Previously she was a partner at Arter & Hadden, and an attorney with Dickson, Carlson & Campillo, and Haight, Dickson, Brown & Bonesteel. Her professional affiliations include a seven-year stint as director of the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel and membership with Defense Research Institute, Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, and International Association of Defense Counsel; she is also a frequent lecturer, panel member, and moderator for a variety of professional organizations.

Wilson earned an M.A. in public policy from Clarcmont Graduate School and a J.D. from Loyola University of Los Angeles.