- Professor David Ammons received the 2014 Joseph Wholey Distinguished Scholarship Award for work in the field of public sector performance, presented by the American Society for Public Administration’s Center for Accountability and Performance.
- Carl Stenberg is the first School of Government faculty member to be awarded the James E. Holshouser Jr. Distinguished Professorship. Created in 2007 in honor of former Governor Holshouser, the award recognizes Stenberg's leadership as former director of the UNC Master of Public Administration program, his work with North Carolina managers, and his national work in the field of public administration.
- Associate Professor Leisha DeHart-Davis has been appointed to serve on the board of advisors for the Arizona State University Center for Research and Organization Design. The center promotes, supports, and conducts research on public, nonprofit, and hybrid organizations.
- Associate Professor Kim Nelson has been appointed co-editor of the Reviews and Essays section of the journal, State and Local Government Review.