Associate dean Cuddeback to assume social work interim dean role July 1
Gary S. Cuddeback, Ph.D., a professor and administrator at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work, will serve as the school’s interim dean, effective July 1.
Cuddeback joined the school as associate dean for research in September 2021 and has also been serving as interim associate dean for faculty affairs since May 2022.
Cuddeback is succeeding Rebecca Gomez, Ph.D., who has served as interim dean since May 2022 and joined the VCU School of Social Work in August 2020 as associate dean for academic and student affairs. Gomez has accepted a position as associate dean for academic affairs of the Steve Hicks School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin.