Tiffany Sanders Baffour M.S.S '99
This February, Tiffany Sanders Baffour—then-director of the Master of Social Work Program in the University of Utah’s College of Social Work—received the 2022 Madam C.J. Walker Resource Award, given by the University of Utah Black Cultural Center to honor Black faculty and staff during Black History Month.
Baffour was recognized for her work to strengthen community-engaged learning experiences and opportunities tied to civic engagement, as well as her efforts to foster stronger partnerships between the university and its surrounding community. Baffour recently took on a new role at the university as associate dean of graduate Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). “The social work profession has a long-established commitment to addressing social justice, equity, and systemic racism,” says Baffour.
“I hope to leverage my social work experiences to support EDI policies that acknowledge how social structures influence issues of access, recruitment, and retention of students from diverse backgrounds.”