MPA/MPH alumnus Sam Plumb is featured in an article in Continuum (the University of Utah magazine) about the founding of the nonprofit Utah Naloxone: "Siblings Unite to Confront the Overdose Epidemic"




MPA Professor Dr. Steve Ott was a featured guest on the Nonprofit Leadership Audio Series, hosted by Rob Harter. Check out the audio/video of the podcast: Nonprofit Leadership Podcast with Dr. Steve Ott




MPA student Sarah Flanigan contributed to a chapter on the Nonprofit Sector in the 2016 Economic Report to the Governor. Read on page 135 of the report for more information. 



2016 MPA Graduation Open House

Thursday, May 5th

8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. 

Old Law School Foyer- Directions

(Northwest of Rice-Eccles Stadium, 332 S 1400 E)


For convocation times and more, visit the College of Social and Behavioral Science website. 


 MPPASA End of Year Social


Friday, May 13th

Rice Terrace Pavilion @ Liberty Park

(600 E 900 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84105)

5:00-7:00 p.m.


Come celebrate the end of the year with fellow MPA/MPP students and faculty! Food, friends, and fun games. Bring your families!


Please RSVP at

Fall Break in Cuba



Want to spend 2016 Fall Break in Cuba? Then apply for the "Cuba: Complexity, Community, & Change" learning abroad course! 

This course will be held in fall semester 2016 and includes 7 on-campus classes and a one week intensive in Cuba over fall break.  The deadline to apply for the Fall 2016 course is JUNE 1st. 


For more information, contact:

Chris Jensen, Bennion Center Faculty Director  



ALUMNI AND STUDENT UPDATES                                                                              Nichol Bordeaux has accepted a position as the Manager of Local Government Relations and Programs for Utah Transit Authority. 

Callie Tatum has joined the Veteran's Administration as a therapist for the PTSD team                                                               

Jill Flygare has accepted a position as the Managing Director of Internal Operations at the Governor's Office of Economic Development (GOED)



April 1 to July 1- Executive MPA Program admissions review

 May 5- Graduation Open House

May 9 to 13- MPA Office closed, staff working remotely

May 13-  MPPASA End of Year Social

June 1-  Cuba Learning Abroad Application Due                                                
Aug. 11, 12, 13 - American Government Shortcourse. 5:30-8:30, Th & F. 8:30-4, S.


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