Kellye Y. Testy has served as president and chief executive officer of the Law School Admission Council since 2017. She joined LSAC after an eight-year term as University of Washington School of Law’s first woman dean, prior to which she was a professor and dean at Seattle University School of Law, founding numerous programs at both schools while earning recognition as the nation’s second most influential leader in legal education by National Jurist.
A nationally sought-after speaker on diversity and access in legal and higher education, Testy is a member of the American Law Institute and serves on the boards of the Washington Law Institute and LSSSE. She has served on the Board of Governors of the Society of American Law Teachers, as president and in other roles for the AALS, and on committees and initiatives of the ABA Section on Legal Education.
Testy is a first-generation college graduate who earned her journalism and law degrees from Indiana University in her hometown of Bloomington, graduating summa cum laude from IU Maurer School of Law, where she was editor-in-chief of the Indiana Law Journal. After graduating, she clerked for Judge Jesse E. Eschbach, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.