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January 25, 2008

Saulsberry named head of ULM's Department of Social Work

Dr. Pamela Saulsberry is now the permanent head of ULM's Department of Social Work, bringing over 30 years of experience during her career to the position.

Dr. Jeffrey Cass, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, expressed confidence in her placement at the department’s helm. “Dr. Saulsberry has demonstrated this past semester all the fine qualities of leadership we seek in our heads of departments, and I have no doubt she will do a fine job of taking that group into the future.”

Saulsberry achieved her bachelor’s of art degree from Colorado State University (’72), her master’s of social work degree from the University of Denver (’73-’74), and her Ph.D. from Jackson State University (’03).

She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a LCSW Board-approved supervisor. She also holds a Louisiana Qualified School Social Work Certificate.

Among her many achievements, Saulsberry has been named a College of Liberal Arts Distinguished Faculty Member on multiple occasions, has been featured in Who’s Who Among American Teachers (’94), received the March of Dimes Outstanding Volunteer Certificate of Appreciation (’03), and was the Outstanding Business/Professional Women Recipient (’04). She also served as the president of the Board of Directors of the Northeast Louisiana Sickle Cell Foundation.

She is a well-respected professional author/administrator, social worker, presenter, and community advocate.

Saulsberry replaced Pat Melton, who made a decision to return to full-time teaching in the classroom.

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