Dr. Dean May retired from WKU in Spring 2021. He served as a leader in the Department of Social Work since 1996 when he became BSW Program Director. Subsequently, he grew the program and was instrumental in developing a new MSW Program. Ever alert to possibilities, he secured several lucrative grants and training programs bringing in millions of dollars in external funding to the university. Programs like the Credit for Learning Program (CFL), the Public Child Welfare Certification Program (PCWCP), and the Training Resource Center (TRC) have been fundamental in developing the child welfare workforce in Kentucky. Dr. Dean May has been key to the vision of LCCWEAR. He and Dr. Griffiths began discussing the Center in 2017 and were successful regarding it's approval in July, 2019.
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