History of Social Work Education at ACU

1972
Minor in Social Work Introduced

1974
First Social Work major offered; Bob Whitaker named first Director of the Social Work Program

1979
Bill Culp becomes second Director of the Social Work Program

1982
Social Work Program receives initial accreditation (for BSSW Program)

1982
Coy Pullara becomes third Director of the Social Work Program

1983
Master of Science in Social Services Administration Program initiated

1984
Tom Winter becomes fourth Director of the Social Work Program, Director of the Social Services Administration graduate program

1991
BSSW program identified as “exemplary” by SACS Reaffirmation Team and Commission on Colleges

1995
Bill Culp returns for second term as Director of the Social Work Program, Director of SSA Program

2006
School of Social Work established; Paul Ammons joins social work faculty to develop MSSW Program

2007
Paul Ammons named first Director of the School of Social Work; MSSW Program gains Candidacy status from CSWE, first students admitted

2009
Full Accreditation of MSSW granted; First MSSW graduates complete program

2010
Stephanie Hamm becomes second Director of the School of Social Work

2013
Tom Winter becomes third Director of the School of Social Work