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William Waldman Endowed Fellowship

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William Waldman Endowed Fellowship

This July, Rutgers School of Social Work will wish a happy retirement to faculty member and alumnus, William "Bill" Waldman. 

Beloved by his students and colleagues, we are celebrating and honoring Professor Waldman's dedication to social justice in the state of New Jersey and Rutgers by establishing an endowed fellowship in his name.  

Your gift, no matter the amount, will further Professor Waldman's legacy at Rutgers School of Social Work by assisting students who would otherwise have difficulty attending or remaining in school as they balance it with family and work.

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1965-1975: Professor Waldman begins as a caseworker at the Essex County Welfare Board. He advances over the next 10 years, eventually working as Food Stamp Administrator.


MSW Student

1972: Professor Waldman graduates from Rutgers SSW's MSW program with a concentration in Social Work Administration. Little does he know he will go on to teach over 50 classes at Rutgers SSW.



1989-1998: Professor Waldman serves as three-time Commissioner for the New Jersey Department of Human Services under Governors Thomas Kean, Jim Florio, and Christine Todd Whitman.


Executive Director

1998-2001: Professor Waldman becomes Executive Director of the American Public Human Services Association where he develops an Executive Leadership Institute for state-level human service CEOs.


Award Winner

1995: Professor Waldman is awarded the Richard J. Hughes Career Public Service Award presented by Legal Services of New Jersey and the Special Recognition Award by the New Jersey Alliance from Mentally Ill. These awards rank among a dozen others earned throughout his career.


Professor and Executive

2019: Professor Waldman retires from Rutgers SSW, culminating in celebrations of his dedication to social justice in the state of New Jersey and Rutgers.