MPA Alumnus Mike Ruffin Took an Unforgettable Trip to Paris

Mike Ruffin '82 and his wife Robbie had finally taken the trip they’d been planning for years: a whirlwind tour of European cities with a final two nights in Paris. On their last night, Friday, November 13, they dined at a neighborhood restaurant, visited the Eiffel Tower, and took a cruise down the Seine River. It was later that night they heard of the terrorist attacks that rocked Paris.


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.


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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