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What is YOUR news? If you have timely or relevant news that you would like us to consider for an article, please share your story! We are particularly interested in alumni stories, current student stories, and relevant public administration topics in your respective communities.

SPAA Annual Review

Our new magazine publication was launched December 22nd, 2017. Click the brackets [ ] to show full-screen.



Director's Dispatch Archive

Please feel free to look through past issues of the Director's Dispatch here. (You can also sign up for the mailing list there.)

School Newsletter Archive

In 2014, we transitioned to an e-newsletter called the Director's Dispatch.  

Summer, 2014

  • Reggie Robinson Named New Director
  • Graduation Highlights
  • John Nalbandian Earns Title "Emeritus"
  • PMC Director Charles Jones Retires
  • Buchanan Endows Newland Fellowship

SPAA Summer 2014 Newsletter

Winter, 2014

  • H. George Frederickson, Distinguished Professor Emeritus
  • Rosemary O'Leary: Ian Axford Fellow
  • PMC Launches Law Enforcement Leadership Academy
  • KUCIMAT Awards

Summer, 2013

  • Inspiring Women in Public Administration Conference
  • Graduation Highlights
  • Alumna Profile: Julia Novak
  • Meet Our Doctoral Graduates

March, 2013

  • Cookingham Noll Management Fellowship
  • SPAA Contributes to Educating Army Leaders at Fort Leavenworth

January, 2013

  • Endowing the John and Carol Nalbandian Scholarship
  • Alumnus Profile: Roger Moore
  • Faculty Around the Globe

SPAA Events & Deadlines
PMC Events, Classes & Deadlines
Ranked in the top 10 master of public affairs programs in the nation
—U.S. News & World Report
#1 in the nation for city management and urban policy

— U.S. News & World Report

#5 in the nation for public management

— U.S. News & World Report
Three faculty have won W.T. Kemper Fellowships for Teaching Excellence
Rosemary O’Leary is KU’s Edwin O. Stene Distinguished Professor of Public Administration
Four MPA graduates have been elected president of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA)
Founder of the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory (JPART)
Four faculty are National Academy of Public Administration Fellows
Bob Kipp, vice president of Hallmark Cards, was a 2012 recipient of the CLAS Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award
Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. secretary of health and human services, was a 2009 recipient of the CLAS Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award
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