FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                      

October 10, 2017

Valparaiso, Indiana, October 10, 2017 – Valparaiso University Law School is pleased to announce that Valparaiso University Law School alumnus, Allen G. Fore (’91), has been named Chair of the National Council.

Mr. Fore is Vice President of Public Affairs at Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P., and has more than 25 years of experience in law, government, public affairs, and public relations at the local, state, and national levels. At Kinder Morgan, Mr. Fore manages public affairs, government relations, and community relations activities for existing company assets and major expansion projects.

Before joining Kinder Morgan, Mr. Fore was a Senior Vice President at Fleishman-Hillard, an international communications company. Mr. Fore has served in the Bush Administration and was an assistant attorney general of Illinois and general counsel to the lieutenant governor of Illinois.

A Ronald W. Reagan Scholar, Mr. Fore earned his B.A. at Eureka College, and graduated from Valparaiso University Law School in 1991. He is a member of the Gromley Society and has been a member of the Law School National Council since 2008.

“I look forward to the opportunity to continue to work with the law school as chair of the National Council. As an alumnus and longtime supporter, I continue to be impressed by the tremendous progress and record of achievement at the law school from students, faculty, and staff. It’s an exciting time to be part of Valparaiso Law School,” Mr. Fore said.

“We are delighted that Mr. Fore is chairing the Valparaiso University Law School National Council. He is a highly accomplished businessman and lawyer, and is dedicated to service and leadership,” said Valparaiso University Law School Dean Andrea Lyon.

“Our National Council members are a valued part of the ongoing process of keeping our curriculum and programs relevant to the needs of the legal profession, as well as preparing today’s students to become tomorrow’s leaders. In his capacity as the National Council Chair, Mr. Fore will contribute his experience and insight to help shape the law school’s programs to deliver the highest quality educational experience possible,” Dean Lyon added.



Founded in 1879, Valparaiso University Law School is the 38th oldest American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law school in the United States. A Midwestern school committed to diversity and service, Valparaiso University Law School attracts students and faculty with broadly different backgrounds and perspectives. They are natural leaders who are called to the law to help people and serve society as a whole. Valparaiso Law established its legal clinic in 1967, and was among the first law schools to serve the public through legal clinics that provide low-cost or no-cost representation by licensed law students.This commitment to practical education is reflected in an innovative new curriculum, introduced in 2013, that supports a broad range of career options within the legal profession.