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DeanVertCourtyard 8597As many of you know, this May was a “graduation” of sorts for me as well and my farewell to the University of South Carolina. On June 3rd I will step down as Dean of the College of Social Work and on July 1 I will assume the duties of Dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Georgia.

This move was a difficult decision for me, but the right opportunity for me and for my family, and I am leaving the College in very capable hands. Our Interim Dean for the College will be Dean Tayloe Harding. Dean Harding has prior experience as interim dean of the Honors College and is a good friend to the College of Social Work—I hope you’ll give him a warm welcome and lots of support. The Provost is establishing a search committee and will begin a national search for a permanent dean for the College in the near future.

My five years here at the College have been tremendously rewarding, and I am so proud of the work the faculty, staff, students, and alumni have done. We have hired amazing new faculty and staff, revised our curricula, grown our research, increased our relationships with and impact on the community, and moved into a beautiful new home in Hamilton College. I will always treasure the relationships I’ve developed here at Carolina and in Columbia, and feel very fortunate to have been a part of this wonderful community.

I’m honored to say that a fund has been established, the Anna Scheyett Pay It Forward Fellowship, to provide support for students in financial need, who want to serve populations that struggle with financial insecurity, and who, once they are established professionally, commit to helping other social work students and “paying it forward.” I hope you’ll consider contributing to this fund. Most importantly, I hope each and every one of you will continue to strengthen your connection to the College, to be involved in the excellent work that goes on here, and to continue your support of our students.

Thank you for a rewarding five years and for collaborations and friendships I’ll never forget. I hope you’ll stay in touch (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and visit if you’re ever in the Athens area.

Warmest regards,

Anna Scheyett

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