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Published on Thursday, July 25, 2019

In Fond Memory Of Former NASW President Barbara W. White

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the NASW Foundation mourn the death on July 19 of past NASW President and NASW Social Work Pioneer® Barbara W. White. 


White was born in 1943 and joined the association in 1976. She was president of NASW from 1991-93. During her presidency she helped develop NASW’s Specialty Practice Sections and worked for greater coordination among social work organizations.


White also served as dean of the University of Texas-Austin School of Social Work, president of the NASW Florida Chapter and president of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) from 1998-2001. In fact, she was the first person to serve as both president of NASW and CSWE.


To read more on White's reflections on her time as NASW President and to leave comments, please visit the NASW Social Work Blog article on her legacy. 

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