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Welcome to the Division of Social Work

Position Announcement

Director, Division of Social Work

The University of Wyoming (UW), Division of Social Work, invites applications for the position of Director with a start date of August, 2019. The position will be filled at the Associate or Professor rank. This position is a full-time, 12-month appointment. We are seeking a Director who is committed to continuing our tradition of excellence in educating new social workers, contributing to the science, research, and practice of social work, and serving the University of Wyoming, the social work community, and the people in the frontier state of Wyoming. For information on how to apply, click HERE.

Would You like to Make a Difference? Think about Social Work at the University of Wyoming!

Our Vision

The Division of Social Work envisions a global community in which our graduates serve as ethical social work leaders who promote social, economic and environmental justice, human rights, and health and well-being for individuals, families, organizations, and communities.

Dynamic student centered faculty - Small class size with individualized attention on student success - Providing diverse career opportunities in Social Work

Gage Williams receiving an award from the National Association of Social Workers, Wyoming Chapter.

 A Rising Star in Social Work: Gage Williams

For Gage Williams work as the NASW Wyoming Board BSW student representative last school year and for his advocacy work in Casper for the LBGTQA+ community, Williams has been recognized as a rising star in Social Work. He received the Work Award by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Wyoming Chapter, at the Wyoming Counseling Association and NASW 2018 Joint Annual Conference held in Casper, September 20-22, 2018.  

With his help, the non-discrimination resolution passed in the Casper city council.  He also works to bring a sense of community and visibility to the LGBTQA+ community with the non-profit he founded, “Out in Wyoming” and organizes an annual pride event that has grown from a 100 person gathering to over 500 people.

Williams nonprofit is currently working on opening a resource center and compiling a list of service providers who are knowledgeable about LGBTQA+ issues so that people feel supported and are reminded they are not alone. Pictured left to right: LaRae S. Stibitz, MSW, LCSW; Veronica Pedersen, LCSW, Executive Director, National Association of Social Workers, Wyoming Chapter, and Gage Williams. 


Honoring Our Distinguished Alumna for 2018

Ms. Pam Oiler, the 2018 Distinguished Alumna for the Division of Social Work. Pamela Oiler (Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Associate Lecturer) began her employment at the University of Wyoming Family Medicine Residency Program in June 2009.  She has 19 years of experience as a social worker in healthcare.   At the Family Medicine Residency Clinic, Pamela addresses the patient’s day-to-day and long-term psychosocial and socio-economic needs and addressing barriers to health care.

Pamela also serves as a mentor and provides field instruction, on-site supervision, and teaching for social work practicum students (Bachelor and Master Level students) at the University of Wyoming Family Medicine Residency program and provides off-site supervision to additional students who are completing their practicum at other agencies in Cheyenne. 

Pamela serves on the Field Advisory Committee with the Division of Social Work at the University of Wyoming.

Pamela has a demonstrated passion for identifying opportunities to improve clinic operations. Pamela voluntarily assumed the role as project team lead in preparation and submission of the Residency program’s application for national recognition as a patient-centered medical home (PCMH).  Pamela accomplished what many others tried but was unsuccessful and in November 2017, the program received its first ever national recognition as PCMH.  Without Pamela’s passion, and leadership the long-awaited recognition would not have been possible.  Pamela continues to serve as the team lead for the PCMH committee to improve health care delivery and access to care. 

Ms. Oiler was honored during the College of Health Sciences Distinguished Alumni Reception, October 19, during UW's Homecoming celebrations.  


 Header image for the Division of Social Work's newsletter Outcomes. Outcomes is a quarterly newsletter with up-to-date information on news and events happening in the Division of Social Work. Please take a look at the Fall 2018 edition of Outcomes!



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