Searching for the Next Great Leader

Dean Hank Liese to Retire
Hank Liese
Pulled from phased retirement and the promise of more mornings on the golf course, Dean Hank Liese was urged to serve in the College of Social Work’s most critical leadership role for a two-year term. During his tenure, he has built upon the work of deans before him, strengthening existing programs and developing innovative avenues for student and faculty engagement. After 24 years as part of the College’s faculty, Dean Liese plans to retire in the summer of 2017.


Seeking Extraordinary Candidates

A search committee for a new dean has been convened and tasked with finding the College of Social Work’s next dynamic leader. The search committee includes a number of the College’s dedicated faculty, staff, and students, as well as several exceptional University and community leaders. The committee anticipates significant interest from a highly-qualified pool of national candidates and encourages friends of the College of Social Work to share the position description with outstanding social work scholars who may be interested in applying.

Dean Position Description and Application Instructions

CSW Dean Search Brochure