Latonia Haney Keith

Commissioner


Latonia Haney Keith currently serves on the senior leadership team of The College of Idaho as Vice President of High Impact Practices.  Through this role, Vice President Haney Keith is responsible for creating and implementing an innovative new program that blurs the lines between college and careers.

Vice President Haney Keith joined The College from Concordia University School of Law where she served most recently as Interim Dean and Associate Dean of Academics.  Vice President Haney Keith originally joined the faculty of Concordia Law as the Director of Clinical Education. In this role, she directed Concordia Law’s clinical education program, teaching law students the practice of law through the representation of disadvantaged and underserved populations in housing, criminal, and immigration matters.

Prior to joining Concordia Law, Vice President Haney Keith spent nearly seven years running a world-wide pro bono practice at a large law firm based in Chicago. After graduating from Harvard Law School, where she was a research assistant to Professor Laurence H. Tribe and Professor Charles Ogletree and an editor of and symposium co-chair for the Harvard Law Review, Vice President Haney Keith clerked for the Honorable Judith Ann Wilson Rogers on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

In March 2020, Vice President Haney Keith was confirmed by City Council as a Commissioner of the Capital City Development Corporation (CCDC).  She has served as a member of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service and the Executive Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Business Law's Committee on Pro Bono and currently serves on the Legal Advisory Council for the Fair Punishment Project and on the Local Rules Committee of the U.S. Courts of the District of Idaho.  Vice President Haney Keith also regularly conducts trainings on recognizing and reducing implicit biases and has published scholarship on the topic of bias, discrimination and harassment in the legal profession. Latonia was confirmed by the Boise City Council as a CCDC Commissioner on June 2, 2020, for a standard five-year term, after being appointed by Mayor Lauren McLean.