News & Events

  • DPP Students Undertake Project with Mansfield Public Schools
    Students in Professor Bill Simonsen’s Capital Financing and Budgeting course took on a real-world challenge as they worked with the Town of Mansfield and the Mansfield Public School System (MPS) to address issues of school building renovation vs. new construction, and the challenge of operating three elementary schools efficiently in the face of declining enrollment. One […]
  • GAPPS Recognized as ICMA Student Organization
      GAPPS, the student organization for the UConn Department of Public Policy (DPP), recently became an International City/County Management Association (ICMA) student organization. GAPPS’ goal is to serve as a social and intellectual forum for students pursuing a degree or certificate in DPP. GAPPS is committed to public service, professional development and having fun.  Throughout […]
  • DPP Celebrates 2017-2018 MPA, MPP and MSR Graduates
    On May 4, 2018, the Department of Public Policy held its 2017-2018 Graduation and Awards Ceremony honoring the achievements of fifty-seven MPA, MPP and MSR graduates at the Front Street Bistro and Spotlight Theatres in Hartford.  Dr. Kerri Raissian, Assistant Professor, presided over the ceremony of speakers, award recipients and the participating thirty-nine graduate students. […]
  • Dr. Edith Barrett New CLAS Associate Dean
    Dr. Edith Barrett, Director of Urban and Community Studies Program and Professor of Public Policy at the UConn Hartford Campus, has been named to serve as the CLAS Associate Dean for Social Sciences and Regional Campuses. Dr. Barrett has been on the faculty of the Department of Public Policy since coming to UConn in 2011.  […]
  • Pi Pi Alpha Honors Society Inducts 26 New Members
    Pi Pi Alpha recently held its 2018 Induction Ceremony at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving to welcome 26 Master in Public Administration or Master of Public Policy students into the honors society. The purpose of Pi Pi Alpha is to encourage and recognize outstanding achievement and to support graduate public service education. To be […]
  • David Garvey, Ph.D. featured in PBS Next Avenue
      Nancy Collamer, M.S., career coach, speaker and author, recently interviewed Dr. David Garvey, Director of the UConn Department of Public Policy Nonprofit Leadership Program, for her PBS Next Avenue article , “How to Switch From Corporate Work to Nonprofit Work – Practical advice from the head of the Encore!Connecticut program.”  The article discusses hiring […]
  • Sara DeGraff, Encore!Hartford 2016, Nominated as a Hartford Courant Hometown Hero
      As a Fellow of Encore!Hartford Class of 2016, a program for corporate professionals and managers seeking to transition their skill sets and work experience to the nonprofit sector, Sara DeGraff was seeking an opportunity “to develop strategies to promote culturally diverse understanding and appreciation to enhance engagement.”  One of the strategies came to fruition […]
  • DPP Students Attend NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition
    On February 24th, 2018, DPP students Fabia Firoze Doza, Emily Klawitter, and Ian Mangione attended the NASPAA-Batten Student Competition Simulation at Baruch College in New York City addressing the topic of Pandemic Crisis Management and Global Health Security. The simulation utilized a computer-assisted model created at the University of Virginia to allow each student competitor […]
  • Alumna Alyssa Goduti Tapped for OPM Workgroup
      Alyssa Goduti, MPA and President & CEO, Connecticut Council of Family Service Agencies, recently served as a member of OPM’s Licensure and Certification Workshop, convened under Special Act 17-21, to conduct a required review of the certification and licensure processes of certain nonprofit community providers, and study potential efficiencies.  Alyssa and her workgroup co-members […]
  • UConn Public Policy Interns Serve Connecticut
      The Department of Public Policy’s IPP (internship) program is an integral component of the Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Master of Public Policy (MPP) programs.  Student interns apply the theory and knowledge learned in the classroom to real-world work experiences making ‘a distinct and consistent impact’ on the work of Connecticut state government, […]