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DEAN BARBARA SHANK named CSWE CHAIR-ELECT

The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) announced on Tuesday, May 15th that Dr. Barbara W. Shank, Dean and Professor, School of Social Work, University of St. Thomas, St. Catherine University was elected to the CSWE Board of Directors as the Chair-Elect for a one year term from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013 and then will serve as Chair of the Board of Directors from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2016.  CSWE is a nonprofit national association representing more than 2,500 individual members, as well as 500 undergraduate and 232 graduate programs of professional social work education. Founded in 1952, this partnership of educational and professional institutions, social welfare agencies, and private citizens is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in the United States.