Soon after arriving at Carolina as an undergraduate in 1956, Joe Ferrell decided he never wanted to leave. He joined the Institute of Government in 1964 and was named Secretary of the Faculty at UNC-Chapel Hill in 1996. While no longer actively teaching or advising with the School of Government, Ferrell remains an integral part of the University.
In November, North Carolina voters will decide whether to amend the constitution to fundamentally change how criminal trials may be conducted in the state. Faculty member Jeff Welty and summer law clerk Komal Patel have written about the proposed amendment and its potential ramifications in the September 27 issue of the News & Observer.
The School's Development Finance Initiative (DFI), which partners with local governments across the state to attract private investments for revitalization projects, has come to the attention of the UNC community. An article in the UNC Gazette features the work of DFI and its team, including faculty member Tyler Mulligan, staff, and graduate students.
Longtime School of Government faculty member Fleming Bell was named a member of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine at a celebration on August 22. Conferred by the Governor of North Carolina, the award is presented to “outstanding North Carolinians who have a proven record of service to the State.”
A new LinkedIn group seeks to equip women to pursue leadership positions in public and nonprofit organizations through discussion and collaboration. Women and men at all levels of public service interested in harnessing the leadership potential of women are encouraged to join.
The School of Government has been selected to host the 14th Biennial Public Management Research Conference in Chapel Hill in summer 2017. Faculty and staff are looking forward to welcoming colleagues from around the world to the UNC campus and are planning a memorable event.