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Message from Dean Mary M. McKay

Dean, Edward F. Lawlor delivers his messgage for Brown school

The Brown School is a special community. We are distinguished by the energy and excellence of our faculty, the diversity and talent of our students, the strength of Washington University, and the deep ties to the local and global communities we serve.

We encourage our faculty, staff, students and alumni to be agents of change. We are committed to creating new knowledge to counter the effects of systemic oppression and racism, in order to build a more just and equitable world.  

Our School has generated and disseminated influential ideas and policy strategies locally and globally. For example, Brown School faculty are leaders in asset creation, a fundamental social development strategy to address global poverty. We are also leading the charge in St. Louis to investigate and inform how to equitably distribute resources to support health and well-being across every community. 

Our graduates are leaders in social work, public health and public policy, taking on the most challenging and important policy, practice and management roles in the country and around the world.  I encourage you to learn more about what we have created at Washington University in St. Louis. I hope you will join us in this important pursuit of knowledge and social change.


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