Child Development & Family Studies

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  • The Child Development & Family Studies Program was developed and approved to prepare students with entry level professional competence in one of the several human service fields. This is the only program of its kind in this region.
  • Dr. Sherry Bachus
    Associate Professor/Acting Chair/Director, Child Development & Family Studies
    Lake Campus Multipurpose Complex, Room 326

    Dr. Diane Bordenave
    Associate Professor/Assessment Coordinator
    Lake Campus Multipurpose Complex, Room 325A

    Ms. Celina Carson
    Assistant Professor of Health, Nutrition and Physical Education
    Lake Campus Multipurpose Complex, Room 327

    Dr. Pamela E. Wanga
    Professor/AAFCS Coordinator
    Emmett Bashful/Kellogg's Endowed Professor of Education
    Lake Campus Multipurpose Complex, Room 318
  • The goals and objectives are aligned with SUNO’s Strategic Plan Goals to: 1) Improve opportunities for student access and success. 2) Improve operational and academic accountability across all units. 3) Improve the University’s technological and physical plant infrastructure and associated resources.
  • The CDFS Program candidates graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Child Development and Family Studies. As of Spring of 2015, a total of 63 students have graduated from the program since its inception in Fall 2007. Ten have reported completing their Master’s degrees in related fields.


The late Dr. Louis Westerfield, J.D. ('71) was the first African-American dean of both the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and the University of Mississippi School of Law.