Author: Kish, Lian

50 Years of MPA Impact

Welcome to a new academic year! This year is indeed a special year for the School of Public Policy (SPP). Our community of alumni, students, faculty, staff and public service professionals will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program. We will celebrate the past 50 years of contributions by […]

MPA Serves as Regional Project Coordinator for Governor’s Election Campaign

Recently we caught up with UConn School of Public Policy (SPP) alum Grace Brangwynne. Grace recently completed a Masters of Public Administration (MPA) with SPP this past May. Learn about Grace’s life since graduation, in her own words, below! If you told after graduation that I would be working for Governor Ned Lamont’s re-election campaign, […]

Encore Connecticut 2022 is Launched!

On their first day the Encore!Connecticut Fellows learned about each other and their passions for moving into employment in the nonprofit sector. The Fellows also engage in a vibrant morning panel with Encore!Connecticut Alumni who are now leaders in the Connecticut nonprofit world: Amber Anthony, Development Manager of the Aurora Women and Girls Foundation; Mary Murano, […]

MPP Student Hopes to Utilize Local Government Experience Towards Career In Human Rights

Kylee Dostie is a UConn School of Public Policy (SPP) Master of Public Policy (MPP) student who is currently pursuing a focus area in Social Policy concurrently with a Graduate Certificate in Human Rights. Last year she completed a Sponsored Internship (SI) with the Town of Scotland, Connecticut. In this capacity she ran data analysis, […]

New Student Faces of SPP: Fall 2022

Last month UConn’s School of Public Policy (SPP) welcomed new students to campus and the SPP Network! For a fourth year in a row, SPP welcomed a record number of applications. Between our masters programs and graduate certificates we welcomed over new 100 students! Amongst our Master of Public Administration (MPA), Master of Public Policy (MPP), […]

SPP Alum Draws Upon MPA Skillsets Serve the People of Connecticut

Recently we caught up with former School of Public Policy (SPP) Fast-Track and Master of Public Administration (MPA) Jameson Foulke. He currently works for Senator Chris Murphy in the Hartford Office as both an Outreach Assistant and Special Assistant. Learn more about Jameson in his own words below. During the summer between my undergrad and […]

September Events 2022

Join the School of Public Policy (SPP) this month for a variety of events!   Encore!Connecticut begins September 10th and will convene on September 24th, October 8th, October 22nd and November 5th. Graduation is December 10th. Email David Garvey for more information at

GAPPS-ICMA 22-23 Secretary: Patrick Faria

The Graduate Association of Public Policy (GAPPS-ICMA) – International City/County Management Association (ICMA) is the primary organization for the UConn School of Public Policy (SPP). Its goal is to serve as a social and intellectual forum for students pursuing a degree or certificate in the School. GAPPS-ICMA is committed to public service, professional development, and having […]