Dr. Solomon D. Hill Appointed Program Director, Bachelor of Social Work

Online BSW to be led by credentialed and experienced leader in the field.

Charter Oak State College is pleased to announce that Dr. Solomon D. Hill has accepted the role as inaugural Bachelor of Social Work Program Director and will begin on October 7th.

Dr. Hill holds a Doctorate of Social Work, Specialization: Leadership & Teaching from Millersville University & Kutztown University.  His dissertation was on "MSW Student’s Perceptions of Sense of Belonging within Online Social Work Programs." He also holds a Master of Social Work, Specialization: Administration from The Ohio State University (where he is a Social Work Hall of Fame recipient from OSU), and a Bachelor of Social Work from Benedict College.  He is the recipient of the "Outstanding Young Alumni Award" for Benedict College. 

Dr. Hill comes to Charter Oak from Ohio where he is a tenured faculty member at Central State University (CSU).  In this role, he oversaw curriculum development, implemented policy changes, advised students, collaborated with faculty, hired part-time adjuncts, and conducted search committees for social work positions.  The CSU social work program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and Dr. Hill’s knowledge of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) will be an asset in positioning Charter Oak State College’s program to acquire and maintain the CSWE accreditation.

Dr. Hill also brings a wealth of experience in teaching in an online environment and co-chaired the Online Programs Catalyst Committee, a critical initiative that created a 2+2 program between community colleges and CSU to enable students to earn a bachelor’s degree online.  The program has been wildly successful and there are now over 5,000 students enrolled in this initiative.

Dr. Dave Ferreira, Provost, Charter Oak State College, said, "Throughout the interview process, Dr. Hill stood out as a transformational thinker with an innovative mindset.  In fact, Dr. Hill attended one of our BSW open houses to learn more about Charter Oak and view the experience from the student’s perspective.  I am confident that Dr. Hill will be an exceptional addition to the Charter Oak State College family." 

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