Jack Vogt Scholarship Endowment


Jack Vogt
Jack Vogt

This scholarship supports a student who demonstrates a sincere interest in a career in public finance.

Jack Vogt joined the Institute of Government in 1973 and began teaching public administration students shortly thereafter. He also taught a variety of financial management courses over his 33 years at the Institute, including budgeting, capital finance, financial management, financial planning, cash management, investment of public funds, and many others. Jack served as editor of Popular Government, director of the Summer Internship Program, director of the Municipal and County Administration Course, and director of the NC Local Government Performance Measurement Project.

Expertise and Extraordinary Leadership

In the classroom, Jack is noted for his expertise and the extraordinary rapport he establishes with his students. As a faculty member in the MPA Program, Jack has helped new generations of managers, finance and budget officers, nonprofit directors, and others prepare for successful careers in public service. MPA alumni have always known they were just a phone call away from Jack’s help and guidance.

Vogt’s 2004 book, Capital Budgeting and Finance: A Guide for Local Governments, is the definitive work on that subject nationally. Other major publications include Capital Improvement Programming: A Handbook for Local Government Officials; the award-winning, A Guide to Municipal Leasing; and many other books, articles, and bulletins. Jack helped establish the North Carolina Local Government Budget Association and the North Carolina Local Government Investment Association.

His accomplishments were recognized with the American Society for Public Administration’s Association for Budgeting and Financial Management Kenneth Howard Career Achievement Award in 2003 and most recently, with the North Carolina Local Government Budget Association’s new A. John Vogt Award for Outstanding Commitment to the Advancement of Local Government Budgeting and Evaluation. In addition, friends and colleagues have named a classroom in his honor at the School of Government’s Knapp-Sanders Building.


“Jack has always displayed such reverence for the profession of local government
finance. He knew when you called for help it was because you wanted to get it right.
Your problem became his problem.”

—Larry Davis ’85, Budget Director, City of Greensboro