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The Public Affairs and Global Enterprise Student Association (PAGE) has kicked off for the 2018-2019 school year! Want to see what events are coming up, or learn more about the group? Click here!


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 issue 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" 




job board

Have you seen our new Job Board under the Current Students tab above? Click here to see all of the current job openings that are looking for MPA students and alumni to apply! 


2018 Grads

Congratulations to Dr. Valero's Nonprofit Mangement Class (Fall 2017) for the recent publishment of their reports for Latino Behavioral Health Services (LBHS). Click here to view the reports! 

Jesus Valero

Congratulations to assistant professor Dr. David Carter on his recent op-ed piece published by The Hill. Check it out here!    


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. 

MPA Class of 2015 Graduate Aden Batar, Director of Immigration and Refugee Resettlement for Catholic Community Services, received the 2017 Gandhi Peace Award. The International Gandhi Peace Prize, named after Mahatma Gandhi, is an international award used to recognize contributions by individuals in the community that bring about social, economic and political changes through non-violence. We would like to congratulate Aden for his tireless and compassionate work in the community.



Congratulations to Dr. Robert Forbis on the publication of his upcoming book: Altered Policy Landscapes: Fracking, Grazing, and the BLM. Look for it April 6, 2019! 

Sarah Balland is now a Policy Analyst at the Utah Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel.

Mike Johnson is now the Community and Economic Development Director for the City of Cottonwood Heights.

Ryan Thelin was recently hired by the Legislative Auditors Office.

LaNiece Davenport is now the Government Relations Manager at the Wasatch Front Regional Council.

Zach Robinson has been elected to the Sandy City Council.

Anna Brower is now a Senior Policy Analyst at Voices for Utah Children. 

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.


Fall 2019 Application Deadline - February 15, 2019. Please contact MPA Graduate Assistant Madison Mahon if you have any questions.

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Last Updated: 2/13/19