CHICAGO (CHICAGOPRESSRELEASE.COM) — The Institute for Clinical Social Work (ICWS) will confer a Doctor of Humane Letters on Ron Huberman at its Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, June 5, 2010.
Huberman, who holds a Master’s degree from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration, is being honored for his public service to Chicago.
Huberman’s public service career began when he joined the Chicago Police Department as a patrol officer who attended night classes at the University of Chicago to complete master’s degrees in both Business and Social Service Administration.
He has headed a number of city departments and government agencies in the City as well as Mayor Daley’s Chief of Staff and his recent appointment as the Chief Executive Officer of the Chicago Public Schools.
“His commitment to addressing the multitude of problems that cause student failure and contribute to student violence in and around the schools exemplifies social work values. No simple solution is offered—rather he is advocating a systems approach which includes changing the culture of the schools and offering support to families. We are pleased to celebrate his achievements by this conferment,” said Dr. Amy Eldridge, Dean of the Institute for Clinical Social Work.
The Institute for Clinical Social Work is the nation’s first and only free standing, fully accredited institution offering a Doctorate in Clinical Social Work.
The June 5 Commencement ceremony will mark twenty years of graduating clinical scholars who have gone on to serve as educators, clinicians and administrators in a variety of settings.
The Ceremony will be held at 10 am at the Standard Club of Chicago.
Amy Eldridge, 847-650-8347
The Institute for Clinical Social Work