Message from the Dean

Dean JenkinsOne of my favorite parts of my job is showcasing the great things happening at the Kent School. This newsletter is full of these accomplishments, and I hope you enjoy reading about my talented colleagues. One larger news item since our last newsletter is the name of our school has changed. Our new name better reflects our unit’s diverse degree offerings to our students, the campus, and community partners. We are thrilled to now be known as the Raymond A. Kent School of Social Work and Family Science.

March is known as Social Work Month and the Kent School celebrated and honored the work of social workers in many ways including panels and events. One of our bigger events was our Champions for Change Awards and Recognition Event. In this event we honor our donors, scholarship recipients, and showcase some of the fine work happening at the Kent School. If you haven’t already, please take a moment to watch our event mentioned in this newsletter.

Please take a few moments to read about the university award for the incredible work of Dr. Becky Antle, the publication in the Decade in Review by Dr. Laura Frey, and the big grant awards happening at the Trager Institute. You will also enjoy reading about our Cardinal Express to Success initiative that helps our students from HBCUs gain admission and successfully navigate their coursework. And please take some time to read about one of our newest faculty members, Dr. Karlynn BritzenhofScoz and her important work in health care.

This will be my final Dean’s Message from our newsletter as I have accepted the job of Dean at The Ohio State University College of Social Work that starts this summer. It has been an honor to be a part of the Kent School and to work with so many outstanding individuals during the past 6 years. I believe Kent is on a great trajectory and will continue to do amazing things. I am so pleased that I have been able to be a small part of that work and I wish nothing but the best for the Kent School.  Go Cards!

Dean David Jenkins