School of Social Work appoints four directors

Edward F. Lawlor, Ph.D., dean and the William E. Gordon Professor at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work, recently announced the appointment of four directors at the Brown School, effective immediately.

Shirley Huntley is the director of operations, Dana Klar is the director of the Kathryn M. Buder Center for American Indian Studies, Estelle Rochman is the director of student affairs and Cynthia Williams is the director of field education.

Huntley will work closely with the director of administration on day-to-day operations of the school. She has been a member of the Brown School staff for six years and has recently served as director of student records and special projects.

Klar, a member of the United Houma Nation, returned to the Buder Center as interim director in 2004. She served as founding director of the Buder Center from 1990-95. Klar is responsible for the overall administration of the Center, including the recruitment and retention of Buder Scholars, University-wide collaboration regarding American Indian affairs and oversight of curricular and research developments.

Rochman, in the newly created position of director of student affairs, will oversee a set of student services that advance academic and individual support for master of social work students. She has been involved in the Brown School’s field education program for the past 12 years and has served as the program’s director for the past five years.

Williams will lead the implementation of a new model of field education and advance the recommendations of the Brown School’s Field Education Task Force. She has been a significant contributor to the Brown School community for 26 years and has served as assistant director of field education for the past five years.