Dean's welcome

Leading the School of Social Work

Rebecca Gomez, Ph.D., is serving as interim dean of the VCU School of Social Work and as an associate professor. Dr. Gomez joined the school in 2020 as associate dean for academic and student affairs. She assumed the interim role in May 2022.  

Dr. Gomez previously served in several administrative positions at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas, including as director of the Worden School of Social Service. Interim Dean Gomez's full profile and CV »  |  Learn more about Dr. Gomez's appointment »

A message from Interim Dean Gomez

Rebecca Gomez, Ph.D., LCSW

As interim dean, I am so pleased to welcome you to the Ramily and the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work. VCU is one of the most diverse state colleges, and embraces its designation as a Minority Serving Institution. The university is committed to a diverse, inclusive and equitable university and world, and was recently awarded the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award. Combining this commitment with cutting-edge research and education means student opportunity is limitless.

The VCU School of Social Work has been leading change for over 100 years. As a member of our community you are part of a community of people who engage our communities, initiate difficult dialogues and confront today's social inequities. We are practitioners, scholars and community leaders. Our commitment and passion lead us as the #1 ranked school of social work in the commonwealth of Virginia, and consistently among the top 30 nationally.  

Our community ties run deep with over 500 community partners; students from 26 states and Washington, D.C., actively studying and serving in 25 states and Washington, D.C.; and faculty leading the way in high-impact community-engaged research. If you are committed to making a difference, VCU School of Social Work is the right place. 

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Rebecca Gomez, Ph.D.
Interim Dean and Associate Professor
VCU School of Social Work