Warnecke Elected Vice President of World Social Science Association

May 28, 2024

By Jessica Firpi ’11

Tonia Warnecke was recently elected vice president of the World Social Science Association (WSSA).

Social entrepreneurship professor Tonia Warnecke
Photo by Scott Cook.

Social entrepreneurship professor Tonia Warnecke has been elected vice president of the World Social Science Association (WSSA), an organization established in 1958 as an interdisciplinary group of social science researchers, teachers, and practitioners from across the globe. WSSA publishes a quarterly journal and convenes an annual conference.

This is Warnecke’s second time being elected for a position in the organization. In addition to other responsibilities, Warnecke will oversee a fundraiser supporting a local food bank in Seattle, the location for the WSSA’s 2025 conference.

At Rollins, Warnecke co-founded the social entrepreneurship academic major and minor in 2013 and led the process to establish the department of social entrepreneurship. Warnecke is also part of the strategic planning group for the Social Impact Hub.

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