Monday, October 11, 2021

After more than four years as director of the School’s MSW Program, Maureen Marcenko, Charles O. Cressey Endowed Professor, is stepping down from that position at the end of the fall quarter. Maureen will be retiring at the end of the year. 

“The programmatic accomplishments under Maureen’s leadership have been profound,” said Tessa Evans-Campbell, associate dean for academic affairs. “It has been an honor and privilege to work in administration with her.”

Maureen’s primary research and practice commitments focus on improving outcomes for young children and their families, particularly those served by the child welfare system and other public agencies. She has taught mostly child-and-family practice courses. Currently she is co-leading a seminar for social work and education students who are part of a federal grant to prepare students to work with young children with disabilities and their families.

Replacing Maureen in January will be Kalei Kanuha, who will be leaving her current post as assistant dean of diversity, equity and inclusion. “Kalei has a wealth of teaching and mentoring experience,” said Tessa, “and we are incredibly fortunate to have her take on this new role.”

Please take the opportunity to thank Maureen for her years of service to the MSW program and send a warm welcome to Kalei as she transitions to this new position.