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Glenda Rooney Named Chairwoman of Department of Social Work at Augsburg College

June 23, 1997

Augsburg College associate professor Glenda Rooney was recently named chairwoman of the school's department of social work, taking over for associate professor Rosemary Link, who has served as the department's chairwoman since 1992. Rooney will begin her term in July. Link will stay on as a faculty member in the department.

Rooney, who earned a doctorate from the University of Minnesota, has 20 years combined teaching and administrative experience in higher education and human service organizations. She served on the Minnesota Board of Social Work from 1987 to 1994 and as a member and chairwoman of the National Social Work Exam Committee. Rooney has been at Augsburg since 1994.

During Link's term as chairwoman of the department, Augsburg's Master of Social Work (MSW) program has been accredited and the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program has had its accreditation reaffirmed.