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Announcing a new name for The School of Social and Systemic
In keeping with our program growth and the nature of our expanded goals, the School of Social and Systemic Studies has outgrown its old name and is therefore now the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS). Multidisciplinary roots and multi-professional nature inform our current programs in conflict resolution, family therapy, and peace studies in ways that progress and expand across academic disciplines and fields of practice. As the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, potential new programs will address career advancements through the humanities, social sciences, helping professions, and developing interdisciplinary fields.
The new name is coherent and consistent with the NSU Strategic Plan of 1999-2004. As part of the due process, the Council of Deans discussed the proposal on March 13, 2001, after a review by President Ferrero. The NSU Trustees subsequently approved the new school name on March 26th, 2001. The strategic planning work to facilitate this change has been a heartening, uniting process for the School as we expand beyond the specifications of our original mandate. Our new name has renewed and connected passions that sustain our colleagues’ lives and careers, marking a major shift in our sustainable development endeavor. Under this new name, the School can expand its efforts for the betterment of social relations in a more readily recognizable way.
James Hibel, Ph.D.