Law alumna named assistant dean of Student Life, Pro Bono Opportunities, Belonging

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RALEIGH – Regina Chavis, a 2020 Campbell Law School graduate, will join the law school as Assistant Dean of Student Life, Pro Bono Opportunities and Belonging effective Sept. 5, Dean J. Rich Leonard has announced. 

Chavis is returning to the law school after working with Legal Aid of North Carolina as a staff attorney with the Disaster Relief Project since 2020. 

Regina had an extraordinary career as a student here as well as a staff attorney for Legal Aid and as a middle school teacher prior to coming to law school,” Leonard said. “I believe she has a bright future in law school administration.” 

As Assistant Dean of Student LifePro Bono Opportunities and Belonging, Chavis will administratively oversee more than 20 institutional student groups, as well as Campbell Law’s robust and ever-growing pro bono portfolio. 

“I am a passionate educator and advocate dedicated to public service,” Chavis said. “I am excited to be joining a faculty dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion as well as preparing students to serve and pursue justice.” 

In her new role, Chavis will develop programs for student life initiatives that support the law school’s vision, mission and strategic goals while managing current programs, including the peer-to-peer mentoring program, local community partnerships and student leadership initiatives, including the Campbell Law Leadership Council. She will also manage programs that promote Campbell Law’s commitment to pro bono and volunteerism, including the Campbell Law Pro Bono Council, pro bono projects, community service days and partnerships with the local bar and legal service providers. 

Active in professional and civic communities, Chavis is the owner and operator of Good Things, founded in 2012, which has collaborated with Wake County Public School leaders to facilitate restorative practice circles and training with stakeholders and various community groups. Her organization also collaborated with the director of TRIO at Wilson Community College, where she taught as an adjunct English instructor, to develop and facilitate programs based upon the needs of the participants in the Student Support Services and Upward Bound programs. From 1999 to June 2016, Chavis, who started Campbell Law as a FLEX JD student, was an English teacher in Nash-Rocky Mount Schools and Edgecombe County Public Schools.

As a student at Campbell Law, Chavis served as a clinical assistant and intern in the Restorative Justice Clinic and served as an intern in the Blanchard Community Law Clinic. She was the recipient of the H. Paul & Dee M. Strickland Scholarship, the Dean’s Excellence Merit Scholarship, the National Association of Women Lawyers Award, the Student Bar Association’s Student Advocacy Award and the Outstanding Clinical Student Award.

In addition to her law degree, Chavis earned a bachelor of arts in English Literature from North Carolina Central University in 1998 and a Master of Trust and Wealth Management from Campbell University in 2020.

Chavis lives in Rocky Mount with her husband, Damion Goodloe, two daughters, Johnee and Jaidyn, and their dog, Ivori.


Since its founding in 1976, Campbell Law has developed lawyers who possess moral conviction, social compassion, and professional competence, and who view the law as a calling to serve others. Among its accolades, the school has been recognized by the American Bar Association (ABA) as having the nation’s top Professionalism Program and by the American Academy of Trial Lawyers for having the nation’s best Trial Advocacy Program. Campbell Law boasts more than 4,700 alumni, who make their home in nearly all 50 states and beyond. In 2023, Campbell Law is celebrating 45 years of graduating legal leaders and 14 years of being located in a state-of-the-art facility in the heart of North Carolina’s Capital City.