Author: Kish, Lian

Celebrating 50 Years of Impact

This spring we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the School of Public Policy’s (SPP) flagship Master of Public Administration (MPA) program. The impact of the MPA program in preparing public and nonprofit leaders in the State of Connecticut is evidenced by the the impact and contributions of more than 1,000 graduates of the program. For over […]

MPA Alum Seeks to Fix “Pebbled Roads” Through Data Driven Decision Making

Recently we caught up with UConn School of Public Policy (SPP) alum Jayhon (Jay) Ghassem-Zadeh. A 2015 Master of Public Administration (MPA) graduate, he notes, I recently started a new role at Capgemini Government Solutions where I focus on making meaningful, technological, impacts at the Department of Justice and broader federal law enforcement agencies. I […]

January Events 2023

Join the School of Public Policy (SPP) this month for a variety of events!   Join us from 4:00pm-5:30pm via Zoom! Check your email for communications from Director of Student Services and Academic Affairs Catherine Guarino for more information. 

Recapping 2022 with UConn SPP

2022 was filled with moments of IMPACT here at UConn’s School of Public Policy (SPP)! In no particular order, help us recap another fantastic year with a network dedicated to service. #1 One of the most noticeable changes for our network this past year was becoming a School of Public Policy. Though our name may […]

MPA Student Aims to Make Housing More Affordable

School of Public Policy (SPP) Master of Public Administration (MPA) student Tyler Havens found a love of public service while volunteering with Habitat for Humanity in Hartford with his father. While attending Providence College he engaged in various volunteer activities, and after receiving a bachelors in Business and Management he completed two service terms with […]

Celebrating Encore!Connecticut Fall 2022 Graduates!

Recently we recapped Encore!Connecticut’s Fall 2022 graduation with Operations Coordinator Maura Maloney. Learn more about this special day below! The UConn Encore!Connecticut Fall 2022 class held an in-person graduation on Saturday, December 10 at the Hartford Public Library. Over 40 graduates, family, friends, and Encore!Connecticut partners and instructors were in attendance. This was the first […]

Recapping NAPA 2022 in Hartford with MPA Fellow Elizabeth Sanderson

Last month, UConn School of Public Policy (SPP), Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG), and Capital Workforce Partners (CWP) hosted the National Academy of Public Administration’s (NAPA) Fall Meeting in Hartford. Current SPP MPA Fellow and Project Leader for the City of Hartford, Elizabeth Sanderson recaps the meeting below! On November 4 about 100 bright […]