Historic Gathering of Mandel School Deans on October 14

It’s a once-a-century event: All of the former deans of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences will join current Dean Grover “Cleve” Gilmore for “Inspiring Hope, Shaping the Future: The Deans’ Perspectives,” a special Centennial panel and reception on Friday, October 14, at 3:30 p.m. at the Mandel School Noble Commons (11235 Bellflower Road in Cleveland, on the campus of Case Western Reserve University).

Representing 42 years of influential school history and countless years of personal accomplishment, they will explore what trends have shaped social work, nonprofit management and the Mandel School — in the past, present, and future.

This free Centennial event is open to the public, including all alumni, students, current and former faculty and staff, and friends. 1.5 CEU/PD. The panel discussion is from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. and the reception is 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. This event, which is during 2016 Homecoming+Reunion, will be livestreamed for online and off-campus students.

The panelists are:

  • M.C. “Terry” Hokenstad, PhD (Dean, 1974-1983), Distinguished University Professor and the Ralph S. and Dorothy P. Schmitt Professor at the Mandel School; National Association of Social Work (NASW) Social Work Pioneer
  • Richard L. Edwards, PhD (Dean, 1988-1994), Chancellor of Rutgers University, New Brunswick; NASW Social Work Pioneer
  • Darlyne Bailey, PhD (Dean, 1994-2002), Dean and Professor at the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research at Bryn Mawr College
  • Grover “Cleve” Gilmore, PhD (Dean, 2002 to present), Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Dean in Applied Social Sciences

Former interim deans and professors emeriti John Yankey, PhD (moderator), and Wallace Gingerich, PhD, will also participate. Family members of former deans Leonard Mayo and Art Naparstek are also expected to attend, along with Case Western Reserve President Barbara Snyder and school benefactor Morton Mandel.

Admission: Free

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Parking: Besides street parking, there are many parking lots and garages nearby on campus (including Ford Road Garage, Severance Hall Garage, Lot 46 Garage on E. 118), in University Circle (Botanical Garden Garage), and Uptown.

Questions? Email MandelSchool@case.edu or call Alumni Relations at 216.368.2281.