Published December 8, 2020
Dear University Community:
I am pleased to share that the search for the next dean of the School of Social Work is now underway. Aviva Abramovsky, dean of the School of Law, will serve as chair of the search committee. Under Dean Abramovsky’s leadership and with the support of the search committee, I am confident that the search will be a great success.
Composed of faculty from the School of Social Work, as well as other UB and community members whose interests and expertise are relevant to the social work field, the search committee includes:
We have secured the services of Russell Reynolds Associates to assist the university in recruiting the best possible candidate. The principals from the firm who will work on this search are Jett Pihakis and Joi Hayes-Scott. Dr. Pihakis has extensive experience in recruiting leaders at all levels to UB, including most recently working with Ms. Hayes-Scott on the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences dean search.
I am grateful to the members of this search committee for their service and support in recruiting an outstanding individual for this important leadership position. The committee will begin their work in January and conclude by the end of the spring semester.
Throughout the coming months, Dean Abramovsky will update the campus community regarding the search progress. Information will also be available on the search website at http://www.buffalo.edu/socialworkdeansearch.
A. Scott Weber Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs