Dr. Barbara White, dean of The University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work, has received the "Significant Lifetime Achievement in Social Work Education Award" from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) for her achievements in social work education.
The lifetime achievement award will be presented to White at the CSWE annual meeting Oct. 14 in Portland, Ore.
"The leadership that Dean White has demonstrated in her immediate social work education community is an inspiration," said CSWE Executive Director Julia M. Watkins in announcing the award. "She has helped guide the profession in directions that will have a lasting, positive impact on higher education and future generations of social workers."
White is a former president of CSWE, the profession's primary educational organization, and also is former president of the 155,000-member National Association of Social Workers (NASW). She received the 2003 NASW Presidential Award for Leadership in Social Work Education and recently was selected as an inaugural board member and fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare, a society of scholars and practitioners dedicated to achieving excellence.