Message from the Dean

Since 1937, the College of Social Work has been educating and training students to meet the needs of their communities through service, research, and policy implementation. As we gratefully reflect on the strong foundation established so many years ago by our determined predecessors, we find ourselves preparing to meet the challenges of an ever-changing world.

Through our programs and our facilities, we have invested in the future well-being of our community. In our Wilford W. and Dorothy P. Goodwill Humanitarian building, our students benefit from two clinical training suites that include floor-to-ceiling, one-way mirrors. Students collaborate with faculty and agency coordinators in our state-of-the-art community meeting room, and our technology-enhanced classroom helps us bring an interactive learning environment to students in satellite classrooms in Southern Utah. Renovations to our original building have provided dynamic spaces for group project work, cost-saving and environmentally friendly updates, and a spacious computer lab for classes and individual student use.

Please take a moment to learn more about the University of Utah College of Social Work, our successes, and our aspirations. We hope you share our enthusiasm for our many endeavors and welcome your support as we work toward advancing the social work profession.

Hank Liese