April 04, 2005

Miah chosen for Social Work National Congress

by Pete Rosenbery


CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Mizanur R. Miah, Director of the School of Social Work at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, was one of 25 people selected as a delegate to the Social Work National Congress.

Miah attended the 2005 Social Work National Congress, March 16-18, in Washington, D.C. He was chosen by the National Association of Deans and Directors of the School of Social Work as one of the delegates selected from its 189 member schools.

Miah said he is "proud he could represent SIUC at a national forum of such a significant importance." He was one of six delegates from Illinois.

The national congress brings together social work professionals, faculty, practitioners, policy makers and researchers from the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. One of the aspects of the conference is social workers re-examining their role and responsibilities for nation building as it pertains to public policies, developing research agendas, educational missions and future needs, Miah said.

Miah is also serving a three-year term as a member of the Commission on Accreditation for the Council on Social Work Education

The School of Social Work is in SIUC's College of Education and Human Services. Miah was appointed director in April 2002.

Recruiting and retaining high quality, nationally recognized faculty is among the goals of Southern at 150: Building Excellence Through Commitment, the blueprint for the development of the University by the time it celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2019.