Nordenberg joined the faculty of the university’s School of Law in 1977. He served as Dean of the School of Law from 1985 to 1993, and was elevated to the special faculty rank of Distinguished Service Professor of Law in 1994. He served as Interim Provost in 1993-94 and chaired the search committee for the Senior Vice Chancellor for the Health Sciences in 1994-95. He was elected Interim Chancellor by the Board of Trustees in June of 1995 and, following a national search, was elected Chancellor in June of 1996.
Nordenberg’s successor will be chosen by way of a nationwide search.