In Memoriam: Ann Weick, 1941-2014

Ann Weick, former dean of the School of Social Welfare at the University of Kansas, died late last month. She was 73 years old.

Bernadette Gray-Little, chancellor of the University of Kansas, stated, “Ann Weick was instrumental in building the School of Social Welfare into the internationally respected school it is today. In addition to her exceptional academic leadership, she was a talented scholar and possessed a great passion for human rights and social justice.”

Dr. Weick was a graduate of the University of Oregon. She earned a master of social work degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in social policy and planning from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Professor Weick joined the faculty at the University of Kansas in 1976. She was named acting dean of the School of Social Welfare in 1987 and permanent dean a year later. She served as dean until 2006. While at the university she founded Just Food, a local food bank.

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