After 25 years, Sue Sohng, one of School’s most distinguished and beloved faculty members, will retire at the end of June. Sue joined the faculty as an assistant professor in 1991, and has been a force for social justice at the School ever since. “To say the School community will miss Sue is a profound understatement,” says Dean Eddie Uehara. “We will miss the keen analysis, intellectual integrity, critical reflectivity, and sheer warmth and energy she has brought to the School—as well as the quiet kindness she always extended to students, colleagues and friends.”
Emiko Tajima, associate dean for academic affairs, recalls: “Sue has been an integral part of the success of our academic programs and innovative teaching initiatives. Her many contributions to the School of Social Work include her collaboration with the School’s community-centered integrated practice concentration and as one of the founding instructors teaching SocW500—also known as the HUB.”
Sue has also been an active in local and global communities, and a leader with the Seattle/King County Minority Executive Directors’ Coalition and many other local government nonprofit social service organizations in Seattle, Tokyo and Seoul.