Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Department of Child and Family. | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
The Child and Family Department was formed as a result of action taken at the May 16, 1969 meeting of the Board of Trustees, where it was approved that the Home and Family Department be divided into the Child and Family Department and the Family Economics and Management Department. The Illinois Board of Higher Education approved the resolution in November 1969.
In 1973 the Child and Family Department ceased being a part of the School of Home Economics and became one of the original components of the College of Human Resources.
With the reorganization of the College of Human Resources in 1977, Child and Family became a unit of Human Development (RG 22-13).