Dean Angell announces departure from VCU, new position at Michigan
Beth Angell, Ph.D., dean of the VCU School of Social Work since 2018, has accepted the position of dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Michigan effective July 1.
“Leading this school has been a tremendous honor and privilege, even during challenging times,” says Angell, the ninth full-time dean in the 105-year history of the VCU School of Social Work. “The past four years have been filled with change, learning and growing together, and I am incredibly proud of how our community adapted, transformed and thrived through unprecedented circumstances.”
At Michigan, Angell will lead the No. 1 school of social work in U.S. News and World Report’s latest rankings. VCU is ranked No. 25 overall and No. 1 in Virginia.
VCU Provost Fotis Sotiropoulos, Ph.D., will work closely with Angell over the next few months to launch a national search for a new dean and to appoint interim leadership until a new dean is hired.