Diana Stroud, LCSW, ACSW, DCSW

Diana StroudDiana Stroud is the Assistant Dean for Advancement and Alumni Affairs at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois, Champaign, where she was responsible for raising more than $17M during the Brilliant Futures Campaign and a part-time, medical social worker at Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana.

During her career she worked as an Assistant Administrator in Long Term Rehabilitation Centers, as a hospital Medical Social Worker and as the Assistant Director of a Child Welfare Agency in Peoria, IL. In 1998 she joined the School of Social Work at the University of Illinois, Champaign as the Director of Development, eventually becoming the Assistant Dean before moving to positions in the Vice-Chancellor’s Office and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, where she works on a variety of projects including community and health informatics, expansion of broadband and digital inclusion.

Diana joined NASW as a student and has served on the local program, nominations and legislative committee; at the Illinois State level as Vice-President, chair of the membership, child welfare, awards and legislative committees; nationally as a delegate to the Delegate Assembly seven times, Regional Representative to the National Board, Treasurer of the National Board, member of the finance, executive and by-laws committees, and chair of the personnel and finance committee. Currently serving as a member of the NASW Executive Search Committee.

Memberships include; NASW, founding Member of Prevent Child Abuse Illinois, Alpha Delta Mu Honor Society, Champaign County Executive Club, Leadership Illinois, and a United Way Pillar

Diana was named Social Worker of the Year in Peoria and the State of Illinois in 1990, one of her proudest accomplishments.

Diana earned her BSW from Illinois State University and MSW from the University of Illinois, Champaign, specializing in public policy-administration.