Allison Hawkins is a first-year MPA student with a passion for public service. Her father, Transylvania County Commissioner Mike Hawkins, says his committment to service began with the birth of his daughter. They've learned a lot from each other.
Once again, the Carolina MPA program has ranked among the top 25 programs in the country according to US News and World Report’s 2017 Best Graduate School Rankings. The program's ranking in the public affairs category improved in some of its areas of expertise including city management (5th), public management administration (16th), and public finance and budgeting (17th). The program is also ranked 15th in the area of environmental policy and management.
Save the date for the Carolina MPA 50th Anniversary Alumni Celebation on March 31, 2017 in Chapel Hill. We'll have a great half-day that will include an educational event, the Deil S. Wright Lecture, networking time with students, and a celebratory anniversary dinner! Details are being finalized now.
Faculty member Michele Hoyman, together with MPA alum Jamie McCall ’06, published an article in Economic Development Quarterly on the connection between social capital and economic development in U.S. counties.
Faculty member Willow Jacobson with co-author Jessica Sowa published an article in State and Local Government Review on workforce-related challenges municipal governments faced during the great recession and human resource-related innovations that were developed to respond.
Faculty member David Ammons will serve as keynote speaker at the national Public Performance Measurement and Reporting Conference on September 22, 2016. His address is titled, "So, Who Will ACTUALLY Do Performance Management in Your Government?" The conference is hosted by Rutgers University-Newark.