Administrative Conference Mourns the Passing of Anna Williams Shavers

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Administrative Conference Mourns the Passing of Anna Williams Shavers

Washington, D.C., January 26, 2022 – The members and staff of the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) mourn the recent passing of Anna Williams Shavers, the Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion and Cline Williams Professor of Citizenship Law at the University of Nebraska College of Law. 

Professor Shavers was affiliated with ACUS for nearly nine years—first as a liaison from the American Bar Association’s Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice (2013–17) and then as a public member (2017–present). “She served ACUS with great distinction and contributed important expertise and insights to its work,” said Mathew Lee Wiener, ACUS’s Acting Chair, Vice Chair, and Executive Director.” “And she always did so,” added Mr. Wiener, “with her characteristic humility, graciousness, and kindness.”

Please read ACUS’s full statement, which includes tributes from ACUS members and staff. 

Download: ACUS Statement on the Passing of Anna Williams Shavers

About ACUS

The Administrative Conference of the United States is an independent federal agency dedicated to improving the administrative process through consensus-driven applied research and providing nonpartisan expert advice and recommendations for federal agency procedures. Its membership is composed of senior federal officials, academics, and other experts from the private sector. Except for the Chairman, all Conference Members are unpaid. 

The Conference is committed to promoting effective public participation and efficiency in the rulemaking process by leveraging interactive technologies and encouraging open communication with the public as well as making improvements to the regulatory process by reducing unnecessary litigation, and improving the use of science and the effectiveness of applicable laws.  Learn more at

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