Richard Ottinger Hall at Pace Law School.
Richard Ottinger Hall at Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University ()

Judith Enck

The Environmental Protection Administration’s regional director will become a visiting scholar at Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University.

Pace Law announced Tuesday that Judith Enck will become a visiting scholar effective Feb. 1.

The Democratic appointee previously told the Times-Union of Albany that she was stepping down from her EPA post Friday, the day Republican Donald Trump becomes president.

Pace says Enck will collaborate with faculty, guest lecture and work closely with students in the environmental law program. Her Pace position runs through May.

Enck has been the EPA’s Region 2 administrator since November 2009, managing a staff of about 900 and overseeing an annual budget of about $700 million, according to the EPA website.

Previously, she was deputy secretary for the environment in the New York state governor’s office, and was responsible for policies and operations of state agencies such as the Department of Environmental Conservation, Office of Parks, Adirondack Park Agency, Agriculture and Markets, among others.

Prior to that, she served for eight years as a policy advisor to the state attorney general and was senior environmental associate with the New York Public Interest Research Group, according to the EPA.