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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

Division News

The fall 2018 semester was a busy, exciting and successful time for the UW Division of Social Work. Along with recognizing excellent staff, we also honored distinguished alumni and celebrated the outstanding accomplishments of our students. We invite you to learn more in the Winter 2018 edition of the Division of Social Works quarterly newsletter - Outcomes!








Efficient, Caring, Knowledgeable and Competent

Photo of Ashley Neff, Office Associate Senior with the Division of Social Work. Efficient, caring, knowledgeable and competent are some of the qualities attributed to Ashley Neff, the University of Wyoming Staff Employee of the Third Quarter.

Neff is the senior office associate in the Division of Social Work. She has held the office associate position since 2014. In 2016, Neff became the senior office associate when another office associate transferred.

The Division of Social Work has a dynamic student-centered faculty and employs additional community professionals who teach on an adjunct basis. Small class sizes give students a strong connection to faculty and individualized attention. Read the UW press release to learn more. 



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. 



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Division of Social Work
College of Health Sciences
University of Wyoming
Dept. 3632
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071-2000
Phone: (307) 766-6112
Fax: (307) 766-6839


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