Deil S. Wright Public Service Forum and UNC MPA Alumni Reception

  • Friday, September 29, 2023 – 4:00 to 5:30 pm, reception to follow
  • UNC School of Government
  • Click HERE to Register

UNC MPA is excited to invite alumni and friends of the program to the Deil S. Wright Public Service Forum. This pilot event – a facilitated conversation with our speakers and the audience about the role philanthropy, non-profits, and governments play, or can play, in responding to issues and challenges those working in Public Service address every day – is designed to enhance the experience and better integrate subject matter with the simultaneous MPA Immersion course.

Taught by Dr. Teshanee Williams, this fall’s Immersion course will focus on Building Nonprofit & Government Capacity to Respond to Wicked Problems. Panelists for the forum include:

  • Jeanne Tedrow, President and CEO of the Center for North Carolina Nonprofits
  • William Buster, President and CEO of the New Hanover Community Endowment
  • Jenni Owen, Director of NC Office of Strategic Partnerships

The MPA Immersion is an elective course that connects theoretical concepts to everyday practice in an in-person intensive three-day weekend delivery and offers opportunities for collaboration and professional networking. The Deil S. Wright Public Service Forum is part of the Immersion but is open to alumni and friends of the program.

The forum will carry on the tradition of honoring Professor Deil Wright for his 34 years of teaching, mentorship, and scholarship in the MPA program. It expands upon the Deil S. Wright Lecture in Public Administration, an event launched in 2002 that invited a distinguished professional from the field of public administration to enrich the educational experience of the MPA community.

The Forum will be followed by a reception for UNC MPA alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends of the program.

Click HERE to register

Note – please register EACH individual who intends to attend either the Forum and/or the Reception.

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