The Carolinas Association of General Contractors (CAGC) awarded School faculty member Norma Houston with their Build with the Best award on January 25, 2020.

February 18, 2020
Norma Houston

In 2009, Richard and Judy Vinroot pledged a gift of $1 million to the School of Government in h

February 4, 2020
Richard and Judy Vinroot

Norma M. Riccucci, Board of Governors Distinguished Professor at Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration, will deliver the 2020 Deil S. Wright Lecturer at the UNC School of Government on Thursday, April 2 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. She will speak on “Preparing People of Color for 21st Century Jobs: Unfulfilled Promises and Lost Opportunities”

February 3, 2020
Norma Riccucci will deliver the 2020 Deil S. Wright Lecture

National Human Trafficking Prevention Month is coming to a close, but the work to combat and recognize the indicators of trafficking continues. In honor of this work, the School is spotlighting resources to inform North Carolina’s public officials of the strategies they can leverage to tackle human trafficking.

The following publications, initiatives, and programs across the state are leading the fight against trafficking: 


January 31, 2020

In partnership with UNC-TV and Civic Federal Credit Union, the ncIMPACT Initiative is excited to premiere the second season of ncIMPACT on Thursday, February 6, at 8 p.m.

January 28, 2020

The School of Government is hiring!

January 23, 2020

The Criminal Justice Innovation Lab (CJIL) at the UNC School of Government is pleased to announce the launch of The Citation Project in 2020. The project seeks to improve policing practices through implementation and rigorous evaluation of citation in lieu of arrest pilot programs across North Carolina.

January 14, 2020
Law enforcement officer writes a ticket

As a bipartisan, national conversation on criminal justice reform emerges, criminal justice experts like School of Government faculty member Jessica Smith see a chance to enact meaningful and lasting change. In an initiative led by Smith, the School has launched the Criminal Justice Innovation Lab (CJIL).

January 13, 2020
Criminal Justice Innovation Lab logo reading "Educate, Innovate, Evaluate"

The Lead for North Carolina (LFNC) program is currently recruiting local governments to host and employ up to 20 recent college graduates as LFNC Fellows. Trained by the UNC School of Government, these Fellows have an invested interest in strengthening public service across the state.

December 5, 2019
Lead for North Carolina Fellows

Today, the School of Government and University celebrate Veterans Day by honoring all those who have served in our nation’s armed forces.

The School is proud to recognize our faculty, staff, and MPA students who are veterans of the U.S. military. The School would also like to take this opportunity to thank those among us who are currently serving as active duty members of the U.S. military.



To the following, thank you for your service:

November 11, 2019
School of Government Veterans

Former School of Government faculty member Milton S. Heath Jr. died at age 91 on October 20, 2019. 

October 29, 2019
Milton S. Heath Jr.

Ninety faculty and staff from UNC-Chapel Hill traveled across the state on October 16-18 on the Tar Heel Bus Tour, a three-bus journey to 26 towns and cities throughout North Carolina. Through the three-day, two-night trip, bus tour participants learned about the issues facing North Carolinians and the people who are working to effect change—including community members and their University partners.

October 22, 2019
Tar Heel Bus Tour Western Route