Constance Lacy


Dean, School of Human Services

School of Human Services

Meet Dr. Constance Lacy, an experienced and well-respected leader in the field of human services. With over 20 years of expertise in clinical and community mental health, nonprofit leadership, cultural diversity, equity, and resource development, she is a Ph.D., LCSW, MAC, and HS-BCP certified professional. Dr. Lacy is currently serving as the inaugural Dean of the School of Behavioral Health and Human Services at the University of North Texas at Dallas, where she is actively building relationships and creating initiatives with community and area leaders.

Dr. Lacy has a Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Social Work and a Master of Science in Social Work (MSW) with a specialization in family counseling and community administration. Dr. Lacy, a Harry S. Truman Scholar, has conducted research on various topics, such as the resiliency of African American youth and the effects of conflict on children and families during divorces. Her expertise also includes community-based research on issues like food insecurity, community stress, collective impact, conflict resolution, and community mental health. By forming collaborative partnerships, she conducts research that is both informative and applicable to current cultural trends. Additionally, she has taken on the role of a trusted mentor to a new generation of clinical mental health and nonprofit leaders.