The UNC MPA alumni community extends to every corner of North Carolina, all 50 states, and 13 countries outside the United States.
‘Regardless of a student or alumnus’s location, our goal is to be one of the most robust and enthusiastic alumni organizations in the world by helping to create a sustainable vision for intentional and genuine connectivity for all members of our community’
Our community of distinguished leaders is made up of more than 1,500 active alumni. Their regular interaction with students, faculty, and one another is an important part of what makes our program special.
System Director for Strategic Change UNC HealthThe UNC MPA program has helped me grow as a public service leader, connecting theory and concepts to real-world application and strategy. As a leader in change management, so much of the MPA program centers around leading teams and people through change, particularly in the public sector where we work to address our most wicked challenges. Working in a public health organization through the global pandemic while taking MPA courses was an unparalleled experience of truly bridging real-world leadership challenges with course content on a weekly basis.
Founder & Media Relations/Mental Health Programs Manager A Beautiful Mind Foundation & Hyattsville (MD) Police Department“If you truly want to be a public servant and make a positive change, an MPA will give you the know-how to lead not just effectively, but ethically and equitably too.”
Program Director Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project“It’s definitely helping me be better in my current role, whether it’s program-related, policy, or advocacy. But beyond that, this MPA is valuable in that it really has helped prepare me for anything that comes my way in this constantly changing space in the public sector.”
December 13, 2023
Hogan Medlin has been a current student in the UNC MPA program since 2021. As he gears up to…
December 06, 2023
This December the UNC MPA program will be welcoming 17 new graduates into our alumni community….
October 30, 2023
UNC Master of Public Administration program alumna Elizabeth Biser participated as a panelist…
UNC MPA offers myriad opportunities for graduates to stay involved after graduation and continue to benefit from the program. These include networking events, mentoring opportunities, Alumni Association participation, and access to a pipeline of highly qualified students available for internships and employment.
Our alumni serve in many capacities across the field of public administration. They are leading local governments, providing recommendations in public health crises, managing economic development initiatives, implementing public policy, and preparing their communities for the challenges that lie ahead. Use our interactive alumni search tool to learn more.