Director of admissions and recruitment named at social work

Elaine Dempsey has been named the new director of admissions and recruitment for the George Warren Brown School of Social Work, announced Edward F. Lawlor, Ph.D., dean and the William E. Gordon Professor.

“I am extremely excited about the expertise and leadership Elaine will bring to our Office of Admissions and Recruitment,” Lawlor said.

Dempsey joins the Brown School from Barnes-Jewish Hospital’s Goldfarb College of Nursing, where she was director of marketing, admissions and registration. During her time in this role, she helped transition a hospital-based nursing school to a stand-alone college of nursing.

Prior to her time at Goldfarb College, Dempsey spent 10 years as director of marketing and recruitment for Saint Louis University School of Nursing, establishing marketing, recruitment and retention strategies for baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral students.

Dempsey started her career at Washington University’s publications department. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in creative writing from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.