Accreditation Services & Training Manager
Connie Adams, MSW, LCSW, is passionate about social work and shaping the future of the profession. As an accreditation specialist for the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), Connie supports baccalaureate and master’s social work programs throughout the candidacy and reaffirmation processes. She has a particular love for curriculum development, training, and consultation, and she translates her expertise to increase knowledge of the Educational Policy and Accredited Standards (EPAS) and make accreditation processes feel manageable.
Connie earned her Master of Social Work (MSW) from Washington University in St. Louis and Bachelor of Social Work from Saint Mary’s College. Prior to CSWE, Connie provided leadership and project management in higher education as well as national and local nonprofit agencies. She dedicated nearly 15 years to the prevention of and response to power-based personal violence, including as the inaugural director of the Belles Against Violence Office at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana. Most recently, Connie served as a Senior Trainer and Lead Project Manager at Alteristic, Inc., a national prevention organization where her clientele included: colleges and universities, nonprofit agencies, state and local governments, coalitions, corporations, trade industries, and federal government agencies.
Beyond her professional work, Connie enjoys thrifting and antiquing for unique treasures. You can also find her crafting during every holiday season or seeking out the best cup of local java.