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New Dean appointed at Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work Jack C. Wall named school’s 7th dean
CHICAGO, June 4, 2004 Loyola University Chicago President Michael J. Garanzini, S.J., announced today the appointment of Jack C. Wall, D.S.W., as dean of the School of Social Work, effective July 1. Wall succeeds Joseph A. Walsh, who is on sabbatical and plans to retire from the faculty at the end of the next academic year.
Wall has been an associate dean for the School of Social Work since June 1999. In that capacity, he has served as the school’s coordinator of the social work program at the master’s and post-master’s levels and taught graduate and undergraduate clinical methods and human behavior.
“With his many accomplishments and the dedication he has shown as associate dean, I am confident that Dr. Wall will take the School of Social Work to new levels of scholarship and recognition as one of the premier schools in this country,” Garanzini said. “With the faculty support that he enjoys and the relationship both within and outside Loyola that he has developed, I have no doubt that Dr. Wall is in the best position to move the school forward in an enlightened and effective manner.” As dean, Wall will be responsible for all aspects of the school’s operations, including strategic planning, curricular leadership, program growth and development, hiring and evaluation of faculty, fiscal management, outcomes assessment, relationships with community organization, advancement and fund raising.
Wall joined the faculty at Loyola in 1991 after teaching at Simmons College School of Social Work in Boston. Prior to joining the faculty at Loyola, he directed a professional development institute for the Boston public school system under the auspices of the Simmons College School of Social Work. He also taught classes in both clinical practice and human behavior and the social environment and was a consultant to several agencies while also serving on a variety of community organization boards.
Wall received his bachelor’s degree from San Francisco State University, his master’s in social work from the University of Connecticut and his doctorate from Boston College.
“I am looking forward to enhancing local and national recognition of our program as a premier school of social wok for the 21st century,” Wall said. “The school and the university are well on their way, drawing upon extraordinary students and faculty, and I plan to provide both with greater opportunities in their research capabilities.”
Founded in 1914 and accredited since 1921, the School of Social Work educates students to become clinical social worker leaders. The curriculum addresses contemporary clinical, community and social issues encountered by social workers in practice. Degrees include a clinical master’s degree with concentrations in family, children, elderly and adult care for practice in mental health facilities, schools and hospitals. Dual master degrees are also available, including degrees in divinity, early childhood development, law, child and family law, and woman’s studies.
For more information about the school, please visit its Web site at http://www.luc.edu/socialwork or call Nick Mariano, media relations manager, at 312.915.6164.
About Loyola University Chicago
Committed to preparing people to lead extraordinary lives, Loyola University Chicago was founded in 1870 and is among the largest of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. Loyola has a total enrollment of more than 15,000 students, which includes 10,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 foreign countries. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy. Loyola also serves as the U.S. host university to the Beijing Center for Chinese Studies in Beijing, China. Loyola’s nine schools and colleges include arts and sciences, business administration, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, professional studies, and social work. Loyola offers 69 undergraduate majors, 77 master’s degrees, 36 doctoral degrees, and three professional degree programs. Recognizing Loyola’s excellence in education, U.S. News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the “top national universities” in its annual publications. For more information, please visit our web site at www.luc.edu.