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Tom Gregoire, Interim Dean
The Ohio State University College of Social Work is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Tom Gregoire as its new interim dean, effective September 1, 2009. 

Gregoire previously served for six years as the college’s associate dean and is beginning his 14th year at Ohio State. He earned his PhD in social work from the University of Kansas in 1994.

An associate professor, Gregoire’s research interests include access to substance abuse treatment and treatment among vulnerable populations.  He currently serves as principal investigator for a study of an evidence-based community intervention for adolescent substance abusers.  His teaching interests include substance abuse and human service administration.

As interim dean, Gregoire described his goal as ‘leading a highly participatory process that builds on the many strengths of our college and furthers the already significant impact our faculty and staff have both in Central Ohio and across the nation.’

For more information about the College of Social Work, visit csw.osu.edu or contact Frankie Jones-Harris at jones-harris.1@osu.edu or (614) 292-3540.

About the College of Social Work
First accredited in 1919, the College of Social Work is the oldest continuously accredited public social work program in the country.  The College–through excellence in teaching, research, and service–prepares leaders who enhance individual and community well-being, celebrate difference, and promote social and economic justice for vulnerable populations.  The college fosters social change through collaboration with individuals, families, communities, and other change agents to build strengths and resolve complex individualdividual and social problems.  As an internationally recognized College, it builds and applies knowledge that positively impacts Ohio, the nation, and the world.

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Photo of the new mural in Stillman Hall, College of Social Work

A new mural in the College of Social Work illustrates its new vision to ‘embrace difference, seek justice, and be the change.’

In conjunction with its strategic planning efforts, the college recently revised its mission and vision statements to reflect a renewed focus to prepare leaders who enhance individual and community well-being, celebrate difference, and promote social and economic justice for vulnerable populations.

To illustrate the meaning behind the words, the college is displaying a new mural featuring diverse people joined hand-in-hand with uplifted arms. The mural, centrally located on the third floor, serves as a constant reminder of the college’s strategic vision. The new mural will also be displayed in future building projects as well as on the college’s web site and electronic and print materials. The mural joins the WPA Federal Arts Project, in which 10 life-sized murals depict scenes from the history and development of social welfare. 

To see the new mural, visit 1947 College Road, Stillman Hall. For more information, contact Frankie Jones-Harris at jones-harris.1@osu.edu or (614) 292-3540.

Close-up view of the College's mission statement as painted on the new mural in Stillman Hall

About the College of Social Work

First accredited in 1919, the College of Social Work is the oldest continuously accredited public social work program in the country.  The college–throue–through excellence in teaching, research, and service–prepares leaders who enhance individual and community well-being, celebrate difference, and promote social and economic justice for vulnerable populations.  The college fosters social change through collaboration with individuals, families, communities, and other change agents to build strengths and resolve complex individual and social problems.  As an internationally recognized college, it builds and applies knowledge that positively impacts Ohio, the nation, and the world.

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Part of the College's vision statment: