Leadership Change in Graduate College of Social Work
12/14/2022, 05:30:02 PM
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Dear GCSW Faculty, Staff and Students,

After seven years as dean of the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, Alan Dettlaff is returning to faculty to continue his own important scholarly work, which focuses on racial disparities, improving outcomes for LGBTQ youth and addressing the unique needs of immigrant families. Dr. Dettlaff is a well-respected thought leader in his field and will continue to do this important work as a member of our faculty. I want to thank him for his service to UH as the GCSW dean and am certain he will continue to make an impact on our students and the communities we serve.

I initiated the change in leadership to better align the college with the university’s academic priorities, which include growing research expenditures and elevating the learning experience for all students as we work to realize our vision of becoming a Top 50 public university.

The UH Graduate College of Social Work has a long history of excellence and has produced outstanding researchers and practitioners. Please be assured that I am committed to having new leadership in place very soon.

Robert H. McPherson
UH Interim Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

Robert McPherson
Interim Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, UH



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