On February 17, 2022, the U-M Regents appointed Kathryn Elizabeth (Beth) Angell as the School of Social Work's next dean. She will begin her appointment on July 1.
Angell is an experienced administrator and is currently the dean of the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Social Work. She previously served in a number of leadership roles at Rutgers University. During her tenure, VCU has seen record student enrollment, launched a fully online MSW program, and navigated the many challenges in teaching and serving students during the pandemic. She has also supported numerous efforts across the school related to social and racial justice. As a researcher, she focuses on service delivery for adults with serious mental illness, and the intersection of mental illness with legal and justice system involvement.
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