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Alumni Association

Welcome to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Master of Public Administration Alumni Association homepage!  We are glad to have you visit and hope you return frequently.  This page contains a wealth of information about the extensive and involved alumni network of the Carolina MPA program.


The mission of the UNC MPA Alumni Association is to provide community among students, faculty, alumni, and friends in order to promote and extend the core values and goals of the MPA Program.  The program’s core values are:

  • Collaboration
  • Diversity
  • Stewardship
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Exploration

Purpose and Goals

There are three primary goals of the UNC MPA Alumni Association, many of which are represented on this webpage.  They are:

  • To identify, promote and secure scholarship opportunities for the MPA program.  (See: Giving page and Alumni Awards page)
  • To host and support networking and professional development opportunities for MPA students and alumni.  (See: Get Involved page and Carolina MPA Alumni Mentor Program page)
  • To provide leadership in an advisory role to faculty and staff members of the MPA Program.


All matriculants of the UNC-Chapel Hill MPA program are eligible for full membership in the Alumni Association.  Full members hold voting rights, and are eligible for elected office and all privileges afforded members of the Alumni Association.  In addition, cooperating membership may be extended to those who have an interest in the MPA Program at UNC-CH and the betterment of public service.  Cooperative members may not hold elective office in the Association, nor may they vote.  For more information on membership, please visit the Membership page.

Current MPA students are always welcome—and encouraged—to attend any Alumni Association-sponsored events!