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College of Social Work

Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


  • Serve as liaison with the university’s vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion and the Council for Academic Diversity Officers. 
  • Develop a strategic plan for diversity that addresses the college’s commitment to being a diverse, safe and inclusive learning environment.
  • Monitor the success of diversity and inclusion initiatives implemented as part of the strategic plan for diversity and inclusion. 
  • Support initiatives to enhance the recruitment, retention and success of diverse faculty and staff with emphasis on underrepresented groups. 
  • Develop and sustain diversity initiatives among faculty to broaden the inclusion of diverse voices in the curriculum and build capacity to engage diversity critically and effectively. 
  • Support the development of strategies to enhance the recruitment, retention and academic success of undergraduate and graduate students, particularly those from underrepresented groups. 
  • Enhance efforts to conceptualize, assess, nurture, and cultivate equity, social justice, and diversity within the College of Social Work and serve as a resource to the wider community. 
  • Work with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to assess the college’s efforts focused on composition, achievement and inclusion. 
  • Ensure the college adheres to the NASW Code of Ethics in our educational mission with students and in our professional relationships among staff and faculty. 

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