On Thursday, June 7, Hunter College President Jennifer J. Raab hosted a special reception to celebrate the appointment of Dr. Mary M. Cavanaugh as Dean of the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. A great many members of the Hunter College and Silberman School of Social Work community came together for this jubilant event, held at the Silberman campus in East Harlem. Guests included faculty, staff, alumni, and senior administrators from numerous Hunter College Schools, and community representatives. They warmly welcomed Dr. Cavanaugh to the Deanship and heard moving remarks by President Raab; Associate Dean Dr. Gerald Mallon; and Dr. Cavanaugh herself.
Dr. Cavanaugh was appointed Dean of the Silberman School of Social Work in January 2018 after a competitive national search. She previously served as Interim Dean and, prior to that, Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs. You can read more about Dr. Cavanaugh and her appointment here.
“I am so deeply honored to lead this extraordinary School – the finest School of Social Work in the United States,” says Dr. Cavanaugh. “I am especially grateful that our School receives such strong support for its mission and for the core values of social work from Hunter College President Jennifer J. Raab, Acting Provost Lon Kaufman, and our stellar faculty and staff. I truly cherish the opportunity to serve as Dean of the Silberman School of Social Work.”