MPA Open House on Sept. 17

Join us for an Open House event on September 17, 2015, 6-8 p.m., at the School of Government’s Knapp-Sanders Building. This event will provide prospective students with an excellent opportunity to learn more about both the on-campus and online (MPA@UNC) formats of the MPA program. Register today


Faculty member David Ammons has been appointed to the board of directors of the Center for Accountability and Performance at the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA). The Center was established in 1996 to address the need for performance-based, results-driven management at all levels of government.

Register Now for the 2015 Public Administration Conference

Plan now to attend the Public Administration Conference on November 5-6 at the School of Government. Three conference tracks will give you opportunities to connect, learn, and remember your passion for service. Keynote speaker will be UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt. Panels of MPA faculty will discuss their current research, and a range of speakers will present on timely issues. The Deil S. Wright lecturer will be announced soon.

Carolina MPA Celebrates 2014–2015 Graduates

Faculty, staff, and family members celebrated the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 Carolina MPA graduates on Saturday, May 9. Charlotte City Council Member Vi Lyles '74 delivered the graduation address. For photos of the event, visit Carolina MPA on Facebook and Twitter.

Dean Mike Smith Receives UNC Public Service Award

Dean Mike Smith was honored on April 7 with the Ned Brooks Award for Public Service. Sponsored by the Carolina Center for Public Service and presented by Chancellor Carol Folt, the award recognizes that Smith's "approach to mentoring, inspiring, and providing opportunities for others to make a positive impact in the community has expanded public service beyond the University and the School of Government."


The NC Association of County Commissioners has partnered with MPA@UNC, the online format of the Carolina MPA program, to offer $5,000 fellowships to members interested in pursuing degrees online. Learn more.

MPA@UNC Fellowships Available for NCLM Members

The NC League of Municipalities has partnered with MPA@UNC, the online format of the Carolina MPA program, to offer $5,000 fellowships to members interested in pursuing degrees online. Learn more.

Join the Engaging Women in Public Service LinkedIn Group

A new LinkedIn group seeks to equip women to pursue leadership positions in public and nonprofit organizations through discussion and collaboration. Women and men at all levels of public service interested in harnessing the leadership potential of women are encouraged to join. 

School of Government to Host 2017 Public Management Research Conference

The School of Government has been selected to host the 14th Biennial Public Management Research Conference in Chapel Hill in summer 2017. Faculty and staff are looking forward to welcoming colleagues from around the world to the UNC campus and are planning a memorable event.

Leveraging Local Change: The States' Role

International City/County Management Association (ICMA) has recently published a white paper by faculty members Carl Stenberg and Rick Morse, "Leveraging Local Change: The States' Role." The paper analyzes the role that states have played in helping local governments deliver services in challenging economic times.

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