Social Work


After receiving a Bachelor of Science from the University of Alabama in 1963, Dr. Janet Louise Slaybaugh began working as a counselor at the Leesville State School, maintaining her role until 1978. During her tenure there, she became certified in social work from the Academy of Certified Social Workers in 1966 and earned a Master of Social Work from Louisiana State University in 1967.

Subsequent to receiving her social work degree, Dr. Slaybaugh joined the Department of Social Services within the Department for Aging at the state level. Leveraging her diversified degrees, she was promoted to the auditing section of the Department of Social Services as director of the budget, as well as the Department of Auditing Services. After accruing more than 45 years of excellence within social work and accountancy, she retired in 2012.

Among the notable highlights of her career, Dr. Slaybaugh is especially proud of obtaining her Doctor of Philosophy in social work from Union Institute & State University in 1990. She is also exceptionally proud of her children, Ruth and Robert, whom she adopted while working for the Department of Social Services, and receiving the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award in 2020.

Maintaining membership with the National Association of Social Workers, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Louisiana Association of Certified Public Accountants and the Certified Information Systems Auditors Association, Dr. Slaybaugh is known to travel worldwide and has visited such locations as Europe, South America, Africa and the Middle East. She has also traveled to such countries as Israel, Egypt, Venezuela, Russia and the British Isles. In her spare time, Dr. Slaybaugh enjoys participating in church and community activities as well.

To attest to her success, Dr. Slaybaugh has been highlighted in several editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who of American Women and Who’s Who Among Human Services Professionals. Looking forward, she intends to continue enjoying her well-deserved retirement.

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