Robin Sansing, clinical assistant professor, has been appointed as director of wellness for the UNC School of Social Work. The newly created position was effective July 1. In this new role, Sansing will report to the dean and provide vision, direction, and strategic leadership for addressing the School’s wellness.
In addition, she will collaborate with the School’s Wellness Committee and lead efforts to create and sustain a culture of wellness for students, staff, and faculty by assessing wellness needs, ensuring programming is provided, and measuring wellness outcomes in the School of Social Work. Sansing will also work closely with campus and local partners to manage educational programs and activities in a variety of wellness areas, including physical, social and emotional health.
“I can think of no more important work than supporting the physical and psychological well-being of faculty, staff, and students,” said Dean Gary Bowen in an announcement of Sansing’s appointment. “Our individual and collective wellness is the foundation to all that we do and accomplish.”
Bowen also praised Sansing and other Wellness Committee members, who he said played a key role in assisting faculty, staff, and students over the past year, he said.
“The work of this group was a ‘difference maker’ as we all adapted to a work-at-home situation,” he added.
Sansing, who joined the School as a clinical instructor in 2015, is also an advisor in the Community, Management and Policy Practice (CMPP) specialization and oversees CMPP internships for the Field Education Office.
In addition, she is a co-founder and steering committee member of Mindful UNC, a community of practice that invites UNC affiliated groups and individuals to engage with introspective and reflective approaches to teaching, learning, research, and service.