KU selects Arizona professor to lead School of Social Welfare

Posted on May 23, 2017 in Campus News and News

Michelle Mohr Carney, new Dean of the KU School of Social WelfareMichelle Mohr Carney, professor and director of the School of Social Work at Arizona State University, has been named dean of the school and will officially join the KU faculty in July.

“KU is indeed fortunate to have someone with Michelle’s leadership experience and scholarly background joining our team,” said Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Neeli Bendapudi. “I’m confident she will guide the school toward new opportunities and partnerships that address student and societal needs.”

“I am very excited to join such a prestigious university and school,” Carney said. “I can’t wait to start working with the engaged and productive faculty, and the dedicated staff. The KU School of Social Welfare is poised to be an even greater leader in social work education in the next decade.”

Bendapudi said she was thankful for the effort displayed by those involved in the dean search as well as leaders in the school.

“I want to thank the members of the search committee, led by Dean of the School of Law Stephen Mazza, for their important contributions of time and talent to this institution,” Bendapudi said. “I also must acknowledge the dedication and service of Professor and Associate Dean Stephen Kapp, who stepped in to assist as interim dean during this time of transition.”

Learn more about the new dean of the KU School of Social Welfare in the official news release from the university.

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