Leading to a more just world: The Mandel School at Case Western Reserve University

On December 4, 1915, The Western Reserve University Trustee Executive Committee voted to establish the first university-affiliated school of social work in the United States. What is now known as the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University began classes in September 1916 with a total enrollment of 48. With the mission of advancing leadership in social work and nonprofit education, scholarship, and service to build a more just world, the Mandel School celebrates its centennial this year by reaffirming its commitment to graduating future leaders who turn knowledge into action that furthers health, well being and social justice. Hear a discussion of the wide variety of roles social workers play and the unique leadership challenges facing deans of social work schools.