A team of MPP and MPA students recently presented at the 2017 Policy Solutions Challenge. The team was charged with developing innovative solutions to an important policy problem
facing the country.
This year's topic was "Providing Affordable and Safe Housing for Low Income Workers". Let's congratulate the team for their hard work!
Marci Harris- MPP
Brooke Davies- MPA
Eric Biggart- MPA
Christine Ripley- MPP
MPA student Caitlin McDonald recently presented research at the Center for Research on Migration & Refugee Integration's
(CRMRI) first Research Symposium.
Caitlin's presentation was entitled: "Why Aren't They Asking for Help? Refugee Service Providers' Perceptions of Needs
and Best Practices Related to the Mental Health of Refugee Women in Utah"
Five students from the MPA and MPP programs recently attended the 2017 Utah City Management Association (UCMA) Spring Conference in St. George, UT. Some are joined by BYU MPA students in the picture above.
Wazir Jefferson and his Social Justice Leadership class recently visited State Representatives Sandra Hollins and Angela Romero at
the Utah State Capitol.
Jefferson seeks to give students the opportunity to interact with current political
leaders who live and engage in social justice leadership.
ALUMNI, STUDENT AND FACULTY UPDATES
Ivan Mitchell is the Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of Great Plains Health.
Nichol Bourdeaux is the Vice President of External Affairs for Utah Transit Authority.
Bev Uipi has won an election to represent District 4 on the Millcreek City Council.
Scott Sonntag has accepted an administrative fellowship with Seattle Children's Hospital.
Ian Adams has accepted a position as the Executive Director of the Utah Fraternal Order of
Shawn Begay (XMPA student) is the new Public Health Director for Utah Navajo Health Systems, Inc.
UPCOMING EVENTS & DATES
Apr 10: Fall 2017 class registration begins
Apr 25: MRP due for Spring 2017 graduates
May 4 @ 9 am: CSBS Graduation Convocation, Kingsbury Hall
May 15: Summer semester begins
June 30: Evening and Executive program applications will be accepted through this date
Aug 2: MRP due for Summer 2017 graduates