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MPA SPOTLIGHT


MPA alumna Abi Holt, head Nordic coach for the Utah Ski Team, helped lead the Utah Ski team to win its 11th NCAA Championship Title!

Holt was also recently named the 2017 Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association Coach of the Year, as well as the U.S. Collegiate Ski Coaches Association National Coach of the Year!


 

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

Cathie Rigby-MPP

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" 


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Congratulations to the 2017 Evening MPA Graduates!


Jesus Valero

Congratulations to Dr. Jesus Valero and his team who were awarded a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The award will help study the impact of the Continuum of Care approach in improving health and health equity among the homeless population.   


 

The University of Utah chapter of the Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society, a national honor society for students of public administration, recently hosted the 2017 annual banquet and induction ceremony at the Alta Club in Salt Lake City.

The banquet included the awarding of scholarships to exemplary MPA students, and an induction ceremony for new PAA members from the MPA and MPP programs. The evening was a great chance for students, faculty, and alumni to reconnect and network. 

The banquet also featured Mary Guy, Ph.D., as the keynote speaker. Watch the video of Professor Guy's keynote address. 


 

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

Matt Jensen is the new Village Administrator for the Village of Perry, NY. 

John Rock has accepted a position as management analyst for West Valley City. 

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.


UPCOMING EVENTS & DATES

 

February 15: Evening and Executive program applications will be accepted through this date

  Academic Calendar

 

 

Last Updated: 10/24/17