Wheelock Academic Programs Reorganized into Three Schools

May 17, 2017

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President David Chard announced that the College has restructured its academic programs into three Schools. These include: the School of Social Work, Leadership, and Youth Advocacy; the School of Education, Child Life, and Family Studies, and the School of Arts and Sciences.

"After considerable planning over the course of the 2016-2017 academic year, Wheelock College is transitioning to an academic structure with three Schools," said Pres. David Chard. "The goals of this new organization within the three Schools include creating a structure of compatible programs that will better serve our students, more effectively showcasing to the public—including prospective students—the types of academic programs we offer, and helping external audiences distinguish our areas of excellence."

In accordance with the creation of the School of Social Work, Leadership, and Youth Advocacy, Pres. Chard also announced that Dr. Hope Haslam Straughan has agreed to serve as Interim Dean. Dr. Haslam Straughan has served Wheelock in various capacities since 2000, most recently as Associate Dean of Social Work, Leadership, and Policy.

"I am grateful for Hope's continued leadership at Wheelock," Pres. Chard said.

Dr. Haslam Straughan will assume the role of Interim Dean of the School of Social Work, Leadership, and Youth Advocacy, while two other Deans continue their posts under this restructuring: Dr. Detris Honora Adelabu, Interim Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences; and Dr. Linda Banks-Santilli, Interim Dean of the School of Education, Child Life and Family Studies.

Learn more about the three Schools at  wheelock.edu/schools.

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