Announcement of appointment of Dr. Michelle Curtain Stewart as president of the Institute for Clinical Social Work

Dear Members of the ICSW Community,

On behalf of the Board of Trustees of the Institute for Clinical Social Work, it is my great pleasure to announce the appointment of Dr. Michelle Curtain Stewart to serve as the next President of the Institute.

Dr. Stewart comes to ICSW from Lane College in Jackson, TN, where she presently serves as vice president of academic affairs and an associate professor of sociology. Prior to joining Lane College, she served as executive director of the International Association for the Study of the Commons at Indiana University. In that position, she worked with an interdisciplinary team of researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and donors to support the organization's global mission. In addition to holding various leadership positions, Dr. Stewart has participated in the following regional and national leadership development programs: Tennessee's Executive Leadership Institute, HERS, and the American Council on Education.

Dr. Stewart holds a Bachelors of Arts in political science, a Master of Arts in sociology, and a Doctor of Education in leadership. Dr. Stewart has more than twenty-two years of combined experience in business management and higher education leadership. She is an accomplished administrator and has been a passionate advocate for educational access, social justice, and sustainable community engagement and development.

Dr. Stewart stated, "I am humbled by the opportunity to serve as President of ICSW. It is exciting to be joining an institution that is so supportive of its students and deeply rooted in its community. ICSW has a great history as a leader in the area of psychodynamic social work and I look forward to serving this institution and becoming an integral part of its future."

The Board of Trustees believes that Dr. Stewart's strong educational background combined with her business management and leadership experience will enable her to lead the Institute with innovation and distinction. Dr. Stewart's first day on campus will be July 1, 2019. We are very enthusiastic about the arrival of Dr. Stewart and look forward to welcoming her to the Institute and introducing her to members of our campus community.

Sincerely,

Laura Selby
Board Chair

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