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Former West Chester Professor Vies for VP of NASW

04/27/2015 11:59AM ● By Kevin

Mildred “Mit” Joyner.

Mildred “Mit” Joyner has thrown her hat into the ring seeking the vice presidency of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), according to a recent article on Joyner spent 25 years at West Chester University as professor of social work and chairperson of the baccalaureate social work program.

Her other credentials include: 

  • former president and board chair of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • owner of MCJ Consultants, "which provides technical assistants to organizations and supervision for clinical social workers or those obtaining an LCSW who are in need of supportive supervision"

  • director of DNB First, a Chester County bank for nearly a decade (the first African American woman on the DNB board of directors)

  • founding board member of the Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy (CRISP)

  • serves on the board of directors of the Chester County Food Bank in Exton

  • five years with the Chester County Department of Children, Youth and Families

  • has a scholarship in her honor—the Mit Joyner Gerontology Leadership Award—for undergraduate faculty and students via the Association of Gerontology in Social Work

  • board member for the Institute for Geriatric Social Work

  • co-author of Critical Multicultural Social Work published in 2008 by Lyceum Books

  • named as a NASW Pioneer in 2013

  • served as president of the Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Programs (BPD)

  • served as chair of Living Beyond Breast Cancer

Voting for the elected leadership of NASW ends on April 30, 2015.

According to its website, The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with 132,000 members. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies. Its headquarters are located in Washington, D.C.

Information courtesy of Charles E. Lewis Jr., Ph.D, via

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