Author: Gibbs, Wade

DPP Welcome Reception and Student Orientation

  On August 23, 2018, the Department of Public Policy welcomed new and returning students to a full-day, information-filled department orientation followed by the opportunity to mix and mingle with fellow students, DPP faculty, staff, alumni and colleagues at a welcome back reception. Students attended orientation sessions designed to offer information on their chosen degree […]

Welcome Back from Dr. Alkadry

  Welcome back! It is my pleasure to welcome you to a new academic year. We had a very productive and successful 2017-2018 academic year. Thanks to Dr. Deneen Hatmaker’s exceptional leadership, and the work of DPP faculty and staff, our MPA program was reaccredited by NASPAA for 7 years. We received excellent reviews and […]

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. […]

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 trends […]