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Walsh College Elects Kathleen O’Callaghan Hickey to its Foundation Board

The Walsh College Board of Trustees has elected Kathleen O’Callaghan Hickey, member attorney at the Detroit-based law firm Bodman PLC, to the Walsh College Foundation Board of Directors for a three-year term.

Hickey represents lenders in commercial loan originations. Her practice encompasses secured transactions and counsel to lenders on lender liability and loan structure issues. She is a former co-chair of Bodman’s Banking Practice Group and is a current member of the firm’s executive management committee.

Established in 2004, the Walsh College Foundation serves as the official fundraising arm of the College. The Foundation encourages private giving and ensures the integrity of the College’s philanthropy program. It is staffed by employees of the College and led by volunteers who are business, industry, and community leaders.

Before joining Bodman, Hickey clerked for the Honorable Richard M. Maher of the Michigan Court of Appeals. She has lectured for the Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education on commercial loan documentation matters.

She earned her bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University in 1977 and a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Detroit School of Law in 1984.

Hickey is listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2014 under Banking and Finance Law, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2014 under Banking & Finance, Michigan Super Lawyers 2007 under The Top 50 Women, and Michigan Super Lawyers 2007-2013 under Banking. She is listed as a 2014 “Top Lawyer” by DBusiness magazine. Hickey serves on the Detroit Community Council of Sister to Sister: Everyone has a Heart Foundation, Inc.

She is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and is a member of the American Bar Association, Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association, and State Bar of Michigan.

Founded in 1922, Walsh College is a private, not for profit institution offering upper-division undergraduate and graduate business and technology degrees and certificate programs. One of Southeast Michigan’s largest business schools, Walsh has locations in Troy, Novi, Clinton Township, and Port Huron, as well as online. Walsh’s business services division offers the Walsh Institute, which provides solutions for businesses through training, continuing education, and consulting.

Walsh is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (; phone: 312-263-0456). The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP, accredits specific degree programs.