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Strategic Priorities 2019 and Beyond

Dean Michelle Mohr Carney

I am delighted to share with you our strategic priorities designed to enhance and improve the student, faculty, staff and community experience, provide the opportunity for advancing research, and dedicate resources to diversity, equity and inclusion.


Michelle Mohr Carney
Dean and Professor

A Foundation of Strengths. A Vision of Justice. A Mission of Change.

Building a future that achieves justice, equity, and well-being.

Diversity Equity & Inclusion

We will position the School as leaders in diversity, equity and inclusion within the University and our community. We will continue to work towards a learning and workplace environment that is more diverse and equitable. We will strive to ensure all students, faculty and staff feel safe, heard and valued.
DEI Scholars Program poster presentation by student coordinator at End of Year DEI Celebration

Innovative & Quality Education

We will inspire social justice advocates around the world to seek out the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare as their educational partner.
master's graduates lining up for graduation processional at the Lied Center

Research Advancement

We will enhance the research infrastructure, so faculty and staff are able to rigorously advance empirical research that impacts the social work knowledge base.
Amy Mendenhall and Michelle Levy with KSNAF project participant

Community Engagement

We are committed to strengthening partnerships with communities in Kansas, the Kansas City Metro area and nationally. We will broaden opportunities for our faculty, staff and students to strategically engage community partners and identify ways to collaborate with each other.
Professor Michael Riquino presenting in Garden City for Professional Continuing Education seminar
Sunflower field

Our Vision

All individuals, families, & communities utilize their power to achieve justice, equity, & well-being.‚Äč

Mission & Core Values