Westerhaus-Renfrow was the first African-American woman to serve as an associate and, subsequently, assistant editor at the Indiana Law Journal. She is currently a clinical assistant professor at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business in Indianapolis as well as the faculty chair of the undergraduate program at Kelley-Indianapolis and the Kelley Honors coordinator. Her significant contributions to IU were recognized when she was named a Bicentennial Professor in July 2019 and received an Indiana University Bicentennial Medal in 2020. During law school, Westerhaus-Renfrow clerked for the Honorable Justice Brent E. Dickson of the Indiana Supreme Court. After graduation, she joined the Milwaukee law firm of Foley & Lardner. Westerhaus-Renfrow soon found her way into academia where she served as the assistant to the presidents of the Universities of Iowa and Wisconsin. Westerhaus-Renfrow also served as the director of affirmative action for Purdue University before becoming the vice president of diversity and inclusion for the National Collegiate Athletic Association. She left the NCAA to become the interim president of Martin University. She is a past board member of the board of governors for the Indiana State Bar Association. She is also a past board member of both the Indiana Bar Examiners for the State of Indiana and the Supreme Court of Wisconsin’s Board of Bar Examiners. Westerhaus-Renfrow has also been deeply connected to the Law School. She served as an adjunct professor for three years, teaching Sports Law. Westerhaus-Renfrow is also the first president of the Black Law Student Association (BLSA) Alumni Board to serve a three year term. Prior to that she served as vice president of the board. BLSA recognized her contributions by awarding her the Samuel S. Dargan Award.
Bicentennial Professor - 2019