Alumni Spotlights

Mike Pence, J.D., '86

Governor, State of Indiana

Mike Pence, J.D., '86

I cherish my years at the Indiana Robert H. McKinney School of Law. There was an atmosphere of academic excellence that challenged me every day. The faculty and student body were made up of action-oriented men and women who were there to learn the law and impact the profession.

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Mike Pence, ’86 was elected to the Indiana governor’s office in November 2012.  Pence was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives serving Indiana’s 2nd District from 2001-2003 and the 6th District from 2003-2013.

In 2008, Pence was elected Republican Conference Chairman, the third-highest ranking Republican leadership position. While a member of the U.S. House, Pence served on the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and was vice chair of its subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia.  He also served on the Committee on the Judiciary and was vice chair of its subcommittee on the Constitution, and was a member of the subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet.

“I cherish my years at the Indiana Robert H. McKinney School of Law.  There was an atmosphere of academic excellence that challenged me every day.  The faculty and student body were made up of action-oriented men and women who were there to learn the law and impact the profession,” Pence said.