Richard Enos, MSW ’66

Social work graduate education has certainly evolved since 1968, when Richard Enos (MSW ’66), DSW, became just the second faculty member hired by the Social Welfare Program in Colorado State University’s Department of Sociology.  Seven years later, as the first faculty member at the University of North Texas with a social work doctorate, he recalls few people even knew what a DSW was!  Enos played an instrumental role in developing the social work programs at both Universities, his own career evolving over his 25 years at UNT from Director of the Social Work Division in the College of Arts and Sciences, to Chairperson of the Social Work Department and Director of the Institute for Criminal Justice in the School of Community Service, and finally to Director of the Center for Public Service, a multi-discipline academic division. Enos retired as full professor in 2000.