Two faculty members, Randall J. Gingiss and Michael J. Myers, are retiring from the University of South Dakota School of Law this month after several years of service, scholarship and research.
“I salute Randy and Mike for their accomplishments and long service to the state and region and wish them the best in the next phase of their life interests,” said Tom Geu, interim law dean.
Gingiss is retiring after 17 years. His courses have included trusts and wills, estate planning, and estate and gift administration. He also served on many committees and as faculty advisor to student groups. He received a B.A. in economics at Amherst College; a J.D. from the University of Michigan; an LL.M degree at DePaul University; and, an M.B.A. at the University of Chicago. He was a trust officer and practiced estate planning law for more than 20 years before joining the USD Law faculty.
Myers taught for 27 years at USD School of Law, including courses on health care law and elder law. He also created a senior legal helpline, radio forum (Myers recorded his 500th show in September 2012), and weekly newspaper column through which he provides pro bono information and advice to persons 55 and older. Myers received a B.S. from South Dakota State University and a J.D. from USD School of Law. He taught at USD School of Law from 1969 to 1972 and 1990 to 2013. From 1976 to 1989, Myers worked in health care administration in Farmington Hills, MI, Sioux City, IA, and he was a CEO for Mayo-St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN.