The ACLU made the announcement Monday, calling Archer “an established civil rights attorney, scholar, and teacher.”
Archer has been a part of the ACLU for years, beginning her career as a legal fellow in the ACLU Racial Justice Program, the organization stated. She’s been a member of the board since 2009 and a general counsel since 2017.
Susan Herman previously held the role, serving for 12 years.
Archer’s duties will include leading its more than 60 members in creating organizational policy, as well as overseeing things like the nonprofit’s finances.