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    June 22, 2006
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Larry Icard Resigns as Dean of School of Social Administration

Larry D. Icard is resigning as dean of the School of Social Administration, effective June 30, President David Adamany and Provost Ira Schwartz announced.

“The School of Social Administration has been strengthened by Dean Icard’s leadership but we understand his desire to return to his important research work,” Adamany and Schwartz said in a joint statement. “Larry is a nationally respected educator and researcher, and one of the leading scholars in the field of HIV/AIDS prevention. We thank him for his contributions as dean and wish him well in his important scholarly pursuits.”

An acting dean of the School of Social Administration will be named shortly, they added.

“I have enjoyed my time as dean of a school that embodies Temple’s commitment to applying research and knowledge toward improving the daily lives of people, particularly those in an urban environment,” Icard said.

“The school is in a good position to move forward. Admissions for the coming fall are up 23 percent compared to last year; systems and processes have been put in place for more effective and efficient processing of applications; the faculty worked very hard to refine our MSW and BSW curriculum and are well poised for the upcoming reaccreditation review for both programs; alumni participation is significant and donations to the school have greatly increased; and faculty publications and grant development have increased, as well.”

Icard became dean Sept. 1, 2003. His research has included a major National Institutes of Health study titled, “Helping Families Reduce HIV in African-American Youth.”

He will take a one-year sabbatical to develop papers based on his research and will continue as a member of the faculty in the School of Social Administration.