1944: Graduate Studies Begin

The University appointed Arthur Miles, a former county administrator for the Illinois Emergency Relief Commission and former regional statistician for the U.S. Social Security Board, to head the social work program.

He would later serve as the school’s first chair and then director. He was instrumental in establishing the graduate programs at the School of Social Work.

Over the past 70 years, more than 5000 alumni have graduated from the School’s graduate programs.

Arthur Miles