DANIEL NUSSBAUM, Ph.D., NAMED DIRECTOR FOR LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT FOR CHICAGO-BASED YMCA OF THE USA NATIONAL HEADQUARTERSCHICAGO, Nov. 5 - Daniel Nussbaum, Ph.D., has been named national director for leadership development at the YMCA of the USA.Nussbaum is currently dean and director of the School of Human Services at Springfield College, Massachusetts, and is an expert on social welfare and ethics.Nussbaum's appointment was announced on November 5, and he will assume his new position at YMCA of the USA in January 2002. "We're thrilled that Dr. Nussbaum has agreed to join the YMCA family," said Ken Gladish, national executive director, the YMCA of the USA.
...As national director for leadership development at the YMCA of the USA, Nussbaum will lead one of five major departments serving and supporting America's 2,434 YMCAs.His
work will be devoted to lifting the levels of career and volunteer training and capacity-building for tens of thousands of YMCA
professionals and 600,000 YMCA volunteers nationwide.Nussbaum earned a bachelor of arts degree in history from Swarthmore College, a master of arts degree in biblical studies from the University of Pennsylvania, a master of science in management from the Hartford Graduate Center, and his doctorate in social welfare from Brandeis University.An ordained rabbi and doctor of divinity, Nussbaum completed his religious studies at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Philadelphia.As dean, Nussbaum directed the School of Human Services at Springfield College, serving 1,800 full-time enrolled students at nine campuses in six states.Among his professional achievements at Springfield College, Nussbaum led the development of the Springfield College-YMCA workforce education project, which created new School of Human Services campuses in Wilmington, Del., Tampa, Fla., Milwaukee, San Diego and Los Angeles.
also negotiated a partnership agreement between Springfield College and the Brazilian Federation of YMCAs
.This partnership launched an ecology project with the YMCA
in the Amazon
region and a curriculum development project at the Brazilian YMCA
Professional Director's School.Nussbaum
also initiated the School of Human Services'
bachelor's degree program for YMCA
professionals in African nations.
"While Dr. Nussbaum
will be missed by all of us, we congratulate him on his
new position and view it as an opportunity to further strengthen the ties between Springfield College and YMCAs
, and we look forward to working with him toward that end."Nussbaum currently serves on the board of directors for the Brazilian Federation of YMCAs and on the advisory board of the Executive Master's Degree Program, Rensselaer at Hartford.
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