The Willma and Albert Musher Program at Columbia University was established in 1995. The purpose of the program is promotion of activities that contribute to improving the lives of others. The program seeks to use science and technology for life betterment. The Program focuses specifically on social work as a core profession that deals with life betterment in its many forms. The Program is unique in that it supports the use of science and technology within the social work profession for the purpose of life betterment. The Program is directed by the Willma and Albert Musher Chair Professor.
The establishment of the Willma and Albert Musher Program and
Professorship was made
possible by a substantial gift to the Columbia University Board of Trustees in
1995 from the late Mr. Albert Musher in
memory of his wife, Willma Musher. The Program is an expression of Mr. Musher's
concept that life betterment, individually and collectively, can be enhanced
through the use of science and technology. The Chair and Program are permanent
reminders of the legacy of the Willma and Albert Musher family, and of
the commitment of this family to the welfare of others.