Dean Barbara White of University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work Honored for Lifetime Achievement

May 21, 2010

AUSTIN, Texas — Dr. Barbara White, dean of The University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work, has received the "Significant Lifetime Achievement in Social Work Education Award" from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) for her achievements in social work education.

The lifetime achievement award will be presented to White at the CSWE annual meeting Oct. 14 in Portland, Ore.

"The leadership that Dean White has demonstrated in her immediate social work education community is an inspiration," said CSWE Executive Director Julia M. Watkins in announcing the award. "She has helped guide the profession in directions that will have a lasting, positive impact on higher education and future generations of social workers."

White is a former president of CSWE, the profession's primary educational organization, and also is former president of the 155,000-member National Association of Social Workers (NASW). She received the 2003 NASW Presidential Award for Leadership in Social Work Education and recently was selected as an inaugural board member and fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare, a society of scholars and practitioners dedicated to achieving excellence.

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4 Comments to "Dean Barbara White of University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work Honored for Lifetime Achievement"

1.  Lance Demonteiro said on May 27, 2010

On behalf of the University of Texas Chapter of Circle K International, we are honored to have Dean White as our faculty adviser!

2.  Wanda Nelson said on May 27, 2010

Dr. White,

Congratulations on this much deserved recognition. You continue to be a role model for me. Thank you for your contributions that have improved the UT community.

3.  Diana L. Molina said on May 28, 2010

Congratulations, Dean White. I am honored to have graduated from the School of Social Work in 1993. You were our new dean at the time. Your words and actions have been inspiring social workers ever since.

4.  Bertha Chapman said on June 17, 2010

Dr. White,
I am honored you received this award. It makes me proud to know my daughter chose a collage where there are very qualified and caring professors. They go out of there way to teach and care about what they do. Again congratulations on a great recognition.

Thank you,
Bertha Chapman