Faculty & Staff

Dean of Social Work leaves

Ira C. ColbyDean and professor in the Graduate College of Social Work Ira C. Colby will step down after a 15-year tenure.

“Let me unabashedly say that the (Graduate College of Social Work) is a vibrant learning community whose work weaves its way through our local neighborhoods to nations around the world,” Colby posted on the GCSW Facebook page.

“The College’s many accomplishments are due in large part to a convergence of three critical pieces: an excellent faculty and staff who share a passion and commitment to all facets that frame a quality graduate education, a University that recognizes the importance of and significantly supports professional social work education and, lastly, a broader community of alumni and friends who day in and day out work to strengthen our communities for all people.”

Colby plans to vacate the position at the end of the spring semester, according to the GCSW Facebook page.

A search committee will be created by Provost Paula Short to replace Colby.

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