Whitney  Dachelet
Assistant Dean for Admission and Enrollment Management
Cumberland School of Law
Office of Admission
132C Robinson Hall

Originally from Anniston, Alabama, Whitney Dachelet attended The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., on an academic scholarship, where she earned her B.S. in Business Administration and was captain of the volleyball team. She worked in New York for a few years in international business before returning to The Catholic University of America to earn her Juris Doctor.

While in law school, Dachelet earned the Dean’s Award and the Pro Bono Service Certificate of Highest Honors. She participated in Trial Team, the Student Bar Association (SBA), Students for Public Interest Law, and the Criminal Law Society. She also enjoyed a summer in Rome, Italy as a participant in the CUA International Human Rights Summer Law Program. Dachelet also worked extensively on felony cases in Maryland with the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office - Family Violence Unit.

After law school, Dachelet practiced at a small plaintiff’s firm in D.C. After practicing, she made the transition to legal education and worked for BARBRI, where she served first in Washington, D.C., and then in Birmingham as a director of legal education. In this position, she answered substantive legal questions and counseled students studying for the bar exam. Prior to her current position, Dachelet served as Cumberland’s admission counselor followed by director of admission.

In 2020, she was a recipient of Cumberland's Spirit of Service award which recognizes students, faculty and staff who have completed 30 hours or more of public interest/pro bono legal work and/or community service during the academic year. In her spare time, Dachelet extends  her service  to the Birmingham community through her involvement in the Rotary Club of Birmingham Sunset.

Degrees and Certifications

  • J.D., The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
  • B.S.B.A., International Business, The Catholic University of America
  • Maryland Bar, 2012
  • District of Columbia Bar, 2014