June 14, 2001

Good Morning:

In keeping with my promise to keep you up-to-date with University news during the summer, I am sending you this Special Tulane Talk about Dean Suzanne England of the School of Social Work.

Suzanne, who has been Dean of Social Work since 1994, will be leaving the university early in the fall to become Dean of the Ehrenkranz School of Social Work at New York University. This is a wonderful opportunity for Suzanne and I know the campus community will join me in congratulating her on this new position.

During her seven years at Tulane, Suzanne has made many contributions to the advancement of the School, especially in the area of developing innovative community partnerships and programs. She led a university project that involved working with residents of public housing on human capital development, as well as an initiative on inner city wealth creation and asset development.

Suzanne has been a leader in applying new technology to the field of social work education. For instance, she initiated the first web-based course in the country in social work ethics and established four new certificate programs with web-based modules for distance learning.

Under her leadership, the School reached a number of administrative milestones, including the completion of a strategic planning effort and a significant increase in extra-mural funding. Suzanne also initiated a complete revision of the professional and PhD curricula to focus on asset building practice in a community context. Additionally, she diversified the faculty and oversaw a self-study that resulted in full accreditation for the maximum period for the School.

I hope you will all join me in thanking Suzanne for her years of service to Tulane.


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