Tricia D. O'Neill
Tricia D. O’Neill joined Academic Affairs in 2006. Prior to that time, she had been at University of Maryland School of Law for 15 years. During her time at the law school, Ms. O'Neill was recognized as an innovator, facilitator, advocate and adept administrator. Ms. O'Neill was the first person to serve as Director of Academic Support and the first person to serve as Assistant Dean for Student Affairs. Each of those offices were established under her guidance and grew to be valuable assets for the deans, faculty, and students.
Ms. O'Neill obtained her B.A. from the University of Maryland College Park and her J.D. from the School of Law. Immediately after graduating from law school she served as a clerk on the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland. Following her clerkship, she joined the litigation department of a major Baltimore law firm. Ms. O'Neill has served as President of the Women’s Bar Association of Maryland and was a Reporter for the Maryland Special Joint Committee on Gender Bias in the Courts as well as the Retrospective Report of the Select Committee on Gender Equality. She also co-authored the WBA’s Courtwatch Report.
The mother of two daughters, Ms. O'Neill's service activities include serving on the Board of Trustees of St. Paul’s School for Girls where both of her daughters were enrolled. She is also the designated liaison to the Samuel Ready Scholarship Board and actively mentors young women in the Baltimore area.