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Posted: Tuesday, 08/03/21

Willow Jacobson, School faculty member and Robert W. Bradshaw Jr. Distinguished Professor of Public Administration and Government, has been named the next director of the UNC MPA program. She will succeed William Rivenbark in this role and become the first woman to lead the program when her term begins in September 2021.

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Posted: Tuesday, 07/20/21

UNC MPA alumna and former School of Government Foundation Board member Elizabeth Biser ‘17 has been appointed Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). Biser took her oath of office on July 1, 2021 in Raleigh.

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Posted: Thursday, 07/08/21

UNC Master of Public Administration alumna Christi Hurt has led a successful career pursuing her passions in women’s issues, anti-violence, and community mobilization.  After completing her undergraduate degree in history with a minor in women’s and gender Studies from UNC-Chapel Hill, Hurt pursued her first role after college at the Orange County Rape Crisis Center.

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Posted: Monday, 05/24/21

The UNC Master of Public Administration program extends its congratulations to one of its own students, MaryBeth Spoehr, for being selected as last month's Military-Affiliated Grads Scholar by the Graduate School.

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Posted: Monday, 05/17/21

Master of Public Administration students at the UNC School of Government participated in two special graduation ceremonies this past weekend. These events, one held fully online, and one held in socially distanced Kenan Stadium, lauded the accomplishments of the December 2020 and May 2021 graduates.

An Intimate Online Gathering for MPAs

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Posted: Friday, 05/07/21

The School of Government is proud to announce that Shannon H.

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Posted: Wednesday, 04/14/21

In January, the UNC MPA program announced a big change. After creating new vision and mission statements during last year’s strategic planning process, faculty voted to transition from the portfolio requirement, which has been in effect since fall 2012, to an applied research problem, which will serve as the new thesis substitute.

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Posted: Wednesday, 04/14/21

Big congratulations are in order to current online format student Tiffany Oliva and her team for winning 1st place in the North America NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Challenge competition held last month.

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Posted: Tuesday, 03/30/21

The UNC Master of Public Administration program has once again been named one of “America’s Best Graduate Schools” by U.S. News & World Report.

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Posted: Friday, 03/05/21

On Tuesday, March 23, the UNC MPA program hosted “Celebrating Black Public Service Leadership,” a special topics webinar featuring panelists Jonathan Morgan, Albert and Gladys Coates Distinguished Term Professor of Public Administration and Government; Monica Allen, Director of Strategic Planning and Evaluation for Mecklenburg County and MPA adjunct faculty member; Adrienne Woods, Executive Director of Safe Passages, Inc. and current UNC MPA student; and Darren Allison, Program Analyst for the U.S.

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