Mitchell Appointed to Daemen Board of Trustees

April 10, 2014

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AMHERST, N.Y. – Gail Mitchell, assistant U.S. attorney for the Western District of New York, has been named to the Daemen College Board of Trustees.

A former assistant attorney general for New York State, Mitchell has served in the U.S. attorney’s office for nearly 20 years. Before coming to Western New York, she was an assistant city solicitor in Philadelphia.

“We are honored to have Ms. Mitchell join our governing board,” said Dale Demyanick, chair of the Daemen College Board of Trustees. “She brings great depth and wisdom to our board at a time when Daemen College is moving to greater levels of excellence nationally.”

Mitchell is a member of the Erie County Bar Association and the Minority Bar Association of Western New York. She has served as a tutor and mentor in the bar association’s Lawyers for Learning Program since 1999, and held a similar role at the Buffalo Public School 6 (formerly Academic Challenge Center).

Currently, Mitchell is on the board of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute and is a member of the Brown University Alumni Schools Committee. Prior to this, she was on the board of the Elmwood Franklin School and served for a decade on the board of Buffalo Prep.

Mitchell earned a law degree from Columbia University School of Law, and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Brown University.

A native of Pennsylvania, she resides in Eggertsville with her husband, George E. Matthews, M.D.

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