Stefan Krug, MSW, PhD, served as Dean of the Simmons College School of Social Work (SSW) from 2007 until 2014. He provided leadership for the BSW, MSW, and PhD degree programs and was responsible for the School of Social Work's strategic planning, faculty hiring, budget management, as well as oversight of curriculum development, administration of student services, admissions, field education, and special programs. As Dean, Dr. Krug had oversight of all activities related to regional and disciplinary accreditation for the School of Social Work. He began his service at the Simmons SSW in 1989 and served in the Field Education Department, as Assistant Professor, Doctoral Program Director, Chair of the Clinical Practice Sequence, Associate Professor, Professor, and Associate Dean. His previous practice as a social worker focused on children, adolescents, and families. Among the courses Dr. Krug has taught are: Human Behavior and the Social Environment, Leadership Skills for Social Work Practice, Social Work Practice, and Qualitative Research Methods. Dr. Krug's professional service includes membership on the editorial board and as consulting editor for the Journal of Ethics and Behavior and Family and Society, respectively; as a Council for Social Work Education certified site visitor; founding member of the Center for Social Work Research & Practice. He is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the Council on Social Work Education.
Vice President for Student Affairs, Associate Provost
Sarah Neill is the Vice President for Student Affairs and Associate Provost. Focused on improving the student experience at Simmons since arriving in 1998, she previously served as Associate Dean and then Dean for Student Life. Prior to her tenure at Simmons, Neill served as assistant dean at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and has additional student affairs experience working at Smith College and Lesley and Bentley Universities. Neill has also chaired the New England Associate Student Affairs Think Tank, comprised of deans from a range of colleges and universities from the New England region. She also is the recipient of the 2004 Award for Professional Excellence from the Massachusetts Association for Women in Education. Neill holds a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and an Ed.M. from Harvard University.
Assistant Provost for Planning, Assessment, and Accreditation
Richard Voos is responsible for coordinating planning and accreditation work at Simmons. He co-chairs the All Simmons Assessment Committee, working with faculty and administrators in the assurance of student learning. The Office of Institutional Research reports to Voos.
Previously, over 19 years at Babson College, Voos served in a number of roles, including Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Clerk of the Corporation, Chief of Staff to the President, and Associate Vice President for Planning. Among his responsibilities were coordinating the work of the President's cabinet, directing strategic planning, overseeing institutional research and assessment, and coordinating meetings of the Board of Trustees.
Richard Voos earned a B.A. degree in history from Dartmouth College and an M.S. in Library and Information Science from Simmons. He is currently the Chair of the Board of the Christa McAuliffe Charter School in Framingham, MA.