It’s with great excitement to announce our newest DSA team member and the new Director of Multicultural Services and Programs, Dr. Katie Lugar.
Katie Lugar, DHSc, LSW, CNP is a three-time alum of Indiana State University! A 2015 graduate with a Bachelor of Social Work and a 2016 graduate with a Master of Social Work, and recent graduate with her Doctor of Health Sciences this May 2022. Her dissertation research focused on tobacco use prevention and policy advocacy. She currently serves as the Indiana State University Honors College Assistant Director of Student Programming and Leadership. She is a founding board member and Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships for the Pride Center of Terre Haute, a nonprofit LGBTQIAP+ community center. With the ISU Department of Social Work, she taught a variety of courses including Introduction to the Fields of Social Welfare, Social Work Research, and Social Policy: Societal Response to Human Need. She has been a dedicated member, regional representative, and President-Elect for the National Association of Social Workers Indiana Chapter, and she was honored to be recognized as the NASW Indiana 2020 Emerging Social Work Leader. Dr. Lugar is also NASW Indiana President. She believes in social justice, advocacy and dismantling barriers that prevent our students from succeeding and providing the necessary services. Again, please give a warm welcome to Dr. Lugar.
Dr. Lugar has her new role September 12th, 2022. Feel free to stop in and congratulate her.
Thank you all for the continuous support with Multicultural Services and Programs and our students.