The UW System Board of Regents voted unanimously Friday (Feb. 7) for a resolution authorizing development of an independent Master of Social Work (MSW) Program at UW-Green Bay. This will formally end the Collaborative MSW Program with UW Oshkosh, which is now authorized to develop its own independent MSW Program as well. This change was made possible by the longstanding collaboration of the MSW program faculty and staff since its inception in 2003. It is expected that both programs will be up and running independently by fall of 2015. Planners believe UW Green Bay’s independent program will be able to double the number of MSW graduate students served on the UW-Green Bay campus. In the photo above, UW-Green Bay Social Work faculty members Jolanda Sallmann and Doreen Higgins were joined by Dean of Professional Studies Sue Mattison (center) at the Feb. 7 Regent meeting.