Nancy Rapoport, Dean of the University of Houston Law Center for the last six years, will step down at the end of this year. Houston has had the second strongest law faculty in the state for a number of years now, though it is often over-shadowed (for familiar reasons) in the U.S. News rankings by SMU (which at least is competitive on the faculty front) and (more bizarrely) by Baylor.
UPDATE: This newspaper article suggests her resignation was related to Houston's drop in the U.S. News rankings. Talk about the pernicious effects of these senseless rankings!
(Thanks to Ruchira Paul for the pointer to the newspaper article.)
ANOTHER UPDATE: A columnist's take on Houston and U.S. News.