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  • DPP Professor Named ODI Faculty Affiliate
    The Office for Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) Faculty Affiliates program was piloted during the 2020-2021 academic year, with plans to sponsor up to five affiliates for the upcoming year. Affiliates commit to a minimum of one year of service in this role with opportunities to be renewed.  According to the ODI Faculty Affiliate page: The […]
    Posted on June 6, 2021
  • DPP Students Receive Spring 2021 Local Government Early Career Service Certificate
    This spring, the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) awarded five members of the Department of Public Policy (DPP) community the Local Government Early Career Service Certificate. The Certificate recognizes graduating students in good academic standing who have completed a major service project for a local government organization. The DPP’s Spring 2021 awardees received a Master […]
    Posted on June 1, 2021
  • A Letter from Department Head Mohamad Alkadry
    In this newsletter we celebrate the accomplishments of our students and alumni. We also celebrate the induction of 81 of our graduating students into our community of over 1,400 alumni. This year, the department graduated its largest class ever – a claim that has been true for every one of the last three years. This […]
    Posted on May 21, 2021
  • Why DPP Wednesday: Recapping Spring 2021
    Since launching our #WhyDPPWednesday campaign last fall, we have had the unique opportunity to showcase how members of our community define public service and their purpose with the support of the Department of Public Policy (DPP).  We kicked off the New Year with Katarina Moroch, a public administration (MPA) ‘21 alum with an interest in […]
    Posted on May 19, 2021
  • MPA Alum Finds Success in Economic Development
    Sadie Colcord has always felt a calling to public service. Her educational and professional experiences have been driven by an ambition to change people’s lives. She discovered a particular passion for facilitating change through economic development, and came to realize how pursuing a Master of Public Administration (MPA) could open more doors for her. From […]
    Posted on May 18, 2021
  • GAPPS-ICMA 21: Meet Vice President Ryan Chester
    The Department of Public Policy’s (DPP) Graduate Association of Public Policy Students (GAPPS) – International City/County Management Association (ICMA) chapter is happy to introduce our 2021 Chapter Officials. Over the next few days we will be featuring GAPPS-ICMA‘s newly elected leaders with a Q & A. Today’s feature is incoming Vice President Ryan Chester, MPA ’22. Why did […]
    Posted on May 15, 2021
  • GAPPS-ICMA 21: Meet President Paula Norato
    The Department of Public Policy’s (DPP) Graduate Association of Public Policy Students (GAPPS) – International City/County Management Association (ICMA) chapter is happy to introduce our 2021 Chapter Officials. Over the next few days we will be featuring GAPPS-ICMA‘s newly elected leaders with a Q & A. Today’s feature is incoming President Paula Norato, MPA ’22. […]
    Posted on May 14, 2021
  • Celebrating the Resiliency of the Class of 2021
    The Department of Public Policy (DPP) celebration kicked off with Professor Kerri Raissian who served as the Mistress of Ceremony. Professor Raissian welcomed faculty and the graduates through a “virtual procession” and introduced the speakers for the evening.  Professor and Department Head Mohamad Alkadry provided welcoming remarks and noted that the class of 2021 is […]
    Posted on May 12, 2021