The Touro College Graduate School of Social Work is celebrating the reaffirmation of the school’s national accreditation for eight years — ending in February 2023.
The school received a perfect score from the Council on Social Work Education, the profession’s exclusive accreditation authority.
A ceremony marking the accreditation, held last month at Touro’s Lander College campus in Manhattan, included remarks from Touro president and CEO Alan Kadish and founding dean Steven Huberman.
Touro is a Jewish-sponsored independent institution of higher learning founded in 1970.
The Graduate School of Social Work and the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ have partnered on the Eli Kleinman Distinguished Service Fellowship for Jewish Communal Professional Leadership, named in memory of the father of Max Kleinman, the former executive vice president/CEO of the federation.
“I’m proud to be a member of the Touro College Advisory Board,” said Kleinman. “In a short eight years, the school has grown from 60 students to over 300 diverse students, with an alumni base increasingly residing in Greater MetroWest.”
Under Jewish auspices, Touro has also developed programs specifically geared for Hispanic and Asian students, said Kleinman.
“I want to thank UJA-Federation of New York for providing scholarships for qualified Touro graduate students,” Kleinman added.
In his remarks at the June ceremony, Huberman told the audience that the purpose of the School of Social Work is to create “good trouble makers” — activists who want to create a more just society — and called on those assembled to be change agents for social justice.