Dean Salome Raheim was recently elected to the National Nominating Committee (NNC) of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) as a Graduate Dean Representative. She brings to this position the knowledge and networks developed during her three decade social work career. Her experiences include psychiatric social work in community mental health, social service program administration, social work education and research, higher education administration and national leadership in the profession.
She has served as a faculty member on the East Coast, the Midwest and New England in BSW programs in a historically black college and small liberal arts colleges and large multi-degree programs in schools within research intensive universities. Raheim’s history of active CSWE leadership contributes to her understanding of the issues facing social work education, including her service as chair of the Commission on the Role and Status of Women, chair of the Commission for Diversity and Social and Economic Justice and member of the CSWE board of directors (ex-officio). Her diverse background and understanding of the leadership CSWE needs will be an asset in identifying and nominating members who will contribute to the vitality of CSWE. Dean Raheim will serve a three year term from July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2014.