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The Board of Regents met on October 6 , 2021 in Indianapolis to consider the election of Class 33 of the College . The meeting was the culmination of more than seven month ’ s work by 200 + Fellows led by our Regents and the Chairs of the Judicial Nominating Committee and the International Nominating Committee . The nominating process began in March 2021 . I am delighted to report that the process resulted in invitations being offered to thirtyseven professionals to enter the College as our 33rd Class of Fellows . Our new Fellows will be inducted at the Annual Meeting on April 1 , 2022 in Denver , Colorado .

Class 33 is Classic !

Charles A . Beckham , Jr ., Haynes and Boone , LLP Chair , Board of Regents
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THE PROCESS : The nominations process is demanding and is designed to ensure that our new Fellows are of the highest caliber and more than satisfy the rigorous standards mandated by our bylaws and traditions . We require excellence in their professional service , the utmost in professionalism and integrity and a strong commitment to supporting their professional , civic , religious and / or charitable communities . This year ’ s invitees clearly represent the best and brightest within the bankruptcy and restructuring profession . They are a classic example of the excellence of the membership of the College .
Every year , there is rigorous discussion about each nominee by the Board of Regents . Our day- long discussion is thoughtful and thorough , focused on a healthy exchange of views about each candidate . As I complete my term as Chair of the Board of Regents , I observe that the level of diligence and care taken by the Regents and Nominating Committee chairs was exceptionally high which has led to greater diversity and an extremely well-qualified group of new Fellows . When I assumed the role as Chair of the Board of Regents , I thought it was continued on page 29