N.C. Association of Municipal Attorneys honors Frayda Bluestein with scholarship gift

May 27, 2022

The UNC School of Government is pleased to announce a generous gift from the North Carolina Association of Municipal Attorneys in honor of faculty member Frayda Bluestein. The gift of $15,000 will support the Frayda S. Bluestein Scholarship Fund for Municipal and County Administration.

UNC MPA graduates celebrate Spring 2022 Commencement with return to in-person ceremony

May 12, 2022

Faculty, staff, family, and friends gathered on May 7, 2022, to celebrate the graduation of the UNC School of Government’s Master of Public Administration students. The event, held in person at the William and Ida Friday Center for the first time since 2019, celebrated the accomplishments of Summer 2021, Fall 2021, and Spring 2022 MPA graduates.

Renewal funding from Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation supports Lead for North Carolina's work in local communities

April 19, 2022

While riding in a sanitation truck along its route in McDowell County, Maëva Hassani realized that county government touches everyone. During her year as a Lead for North Carolina (LFNC) Fellow, she has helped with a project that hooks more McDowell County residents up to water service; ridden along with paramedics; and visited the Emergency Operations Center, public library, and more.

UNC MPA Maintains Position as Top 20 Public Affairs Program in United States

March 29, 2022

UNC-Chapel Hill’s Master of Public Administration program at the School of Government has once again been named one of “America’s Best Graduate Schools” by U.S. News & World Report in its 2023 rankings.

Community Leadership and Connection in Eastern Carteret County

March 22, 2022

The UNC School of Government has long rooted its work in meaningful community partnerships. Long-term working relationships and a legacy of trust allow local leaders and practitioners working with School faculty and staff to create meaningful, tangible outcomes.

Mary E. Guy delivers 2022 Wright Lecture

March 8, 2022

Mary E. Guy delivered the 2022 Deil S. Wright Lecture on Thursday, March 3, speaking to an in-person audience at the UNC School of Government as well as a large crowd of virtual attendees from across the country.

The North Carolina Human Services Hub: A home for social services, public health, and consolidated human services resources

March 4, 2022

Following the passage of a 2012 law allowing North Carolina counties to combine social services, public health, and other human services functions into a single consolidated human services agency (CHSA), many social services and public health professionals in local government agencies across the state began operating within new organizational structures.

“Together, we’re going to do great things for North Carolina.”

March 3, 2022

Local Government Federal Credit Union (LGFCU) and the UNC School of Government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are pleased to announce an expansion of their partnership. LGFCU reaffirmed its support of the School with a $12.7 million multi-year recommitment pledge that includes support for several key programs and initiatives.

Mary E. Guy to Deliver Wright Lecture on Public Service Workforce

February 23, 2022

On March 3, 2022 at 3:30 p.m., Mary E. Guy will present the 2022 Deil S. Wright Lecture, “Fired Up, Burned Out, or Both? Making Sense of the Public Service Workforce” at the UNC School of Government.

Opioid Response Project Releases Community Guide

February 14, 2022

The Opioid Response Project (ORP) team recently released a community guide, created to provide insights from the ORP experience and to draw on expertise and resources to assist communities that are interested in pursuing a similar process for addressing “wicked” problems using a collective impact model. 

Launching a new online home for SERVICE

February 8, 2022

This month, the UNC School of Government is pleased to unveil a new digital presence for one of its most notable works of art. Visitors to can now explore SERVICE, a work created by artist Colin Quashie, no matter where they are located.

A message from Dean Mike Smith: “Time for a change”

February 4, 2022

In January 2022, Dean Mike Smith announced plans to step down from his position at the end of the calendar year.