The Energy of Orientation Day

This is a very special time of the year. In my 23-year career in academia, I have only grown fonder of new student orientation day. The only thing that makes that day more thrilling is the reception where our students, faculty, staff, alumni and public service community members gather to celebrate each other and the […]

50 Year’s of Impact

This was certainly an exciting year for the UConn School of Public Policy. Our MPA class will be the 50th UConn MPA class. As we celebrated the accomplishments and impact of our alumni and faculty on improving policy and management of public and nonprofit affairs over the past 50 years, I could not stop thinking […]

Celebrating the Class of 2023!

On Monday, May 8th Mistress of Ceremonies Professor Kerri Raissian welcomed the School of Public Policy’s (SPP) Class of 2023 to the Bushnell for a Celebration of Graduates and Awardees. The graduates were joined by SPP faculty and staff, community members and their support systems. Our graduates hailed from Connecticut, Rhode Island, Idaho, New York, […]

A Gala to Celebrate: 50 Year’s of the MPA & Impacting Public Service

On the evening of April 24th, 2023 the University of Connecticut’s (UConn) School of Public Policy (SPP) held a 50th Anniversary Gala for the Masters of Public Administration (MPA) program. Over 140 members of the SPP network were present to celebrate. This opportunity was made possible by SPP Operations Coordinator Maura Maloney and the wonderful staff […]

Connecticut’s Racial Profiling Prohibition Project Awarded Increased Funding From DOT, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and CT Department of Transportation

In February of 2021, Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy (IMRP) Associate Director Ken Barone testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit “Examining Equity in Transportation Safety Enforcement.” As project manager of the State of Connecticut’s Racial Profiling Prohibition Project (CTRP3), his testimony focused on […]

2023 Pi Alpha Alpha Induction

This evening UConn’s School of Public Policy (SPP) will induct 54 students into Pi Alpha Alpha (PAA), which is the National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration. Tonight’s festivities will include: Master of Ceremony Welcome – Douglas Shipman, MPA ‘ 16 & President of Pi Alpha Alpha’s CT Chapter Public Policy Welcome – Professor […]

Thank You For Giving!

Thank you to our network for your generosity and commitment to supporting School of Public Policy (SPP) students in honor of the MPA’s 50th Anniversary!  Our School received $7,305 in donations with 125 unique donors. As School Director Mohamad Alkadry notes, “we exceeded our expectations in terms of numbers and donors. Many thanks to those […]

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 […]

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 […]