School of Government assists NC MWBE Coordinators’ Network to launch Certified Economic Inclusion Officer program

July 26, 2021

Units of local government have a great deal of purchasing power. From office chairs to major construction projects, these public entities buy goods and services that total billions of dollars in expenditures each year.

Historically, there has long been a discrepancy between minority and women-owned businesses who are—in legal parlance—"ready, willing, and able” to work on public contracts, and the percentage of minority contractors that actually obtain those contracts.

SECU Foundation Helps UNC School of Government Fund LFNC Fellowships

July 23, 2021

As Lead for North Carolina prepares 25 recent graduates for community-based fellowships, a $1 million grant from the State Employees’ Credit Union Foundation is poised to take the program into the future.


UNC MPA Alumna Biser named Secretary of NC DEQ

July 20, 2021

UNC MPA alumna and former School of Government Foundation Board member Elizabeth Biser ‘17 has been appointed Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). Biser took her oath of office on July 1, 2021 in Raleigh.

Brown-Graham Honored with Inaugural Andrea L. Harris Legacy Award

July 20, 2021

The School of Government extends its congratulations to faculty member and ncIMPACT Initiative Director Anita Brown-Graham on her receipt of the inaugural Andrea L. Harris Legacy Award. This honor, given by Triangle Business Journal, celebrates public figures continuing the work of its namesake to promote the minority business community in the Research Triangle area. 

Returning to In-Person Events at the School of Government

July 14, 2021

We are required to follow the University’s Community Standards in order to help maintain a healthy and safe community.

Leisha DeHart-Davis Becomes President of PMRA

June 22, 2021

On June 22, 2021, the Public Management Research Association (PMRA) announced School of Government faculty member Leisha DeHart-Davis as the association’s new president.

Equipping NC tax offices for success

June 17, 2021

Local government services reach community members in myriad ways: delivering meals to the elderly, maintaining roads, establishing COVID-19 vaccination clinics, providing police and fire response, and much more.

15 Community Collaboratives Selected for myFutureNC Local Educational Attainment Collaboratives launched by ncIMPACT Initiative

June 10, 2021

The UNC School of Government’s ncIMPACT Initiative announces the selection of 15 community collaboratives to an inaugural cohort working to better align their education systems with the needs of their regional economy, in partnership with myFutureNC.

MPA Graduates Celebrate in Two Ceremonies in May 2021

May 17, 2021

Master of Public Administration students at the UNC School of Government participated in two special graduation ceremonies this past weekend. These events, one held fully online, and one held in socially distanced Kenan Stadium, lauded the accomplishments of the late 2020 and May 2021 graduates.

An Intimate Online Gathering for MPAs

School of Government Releases its 2021-2022 Local Government Course Catalog

May 6, 2021

Looking ahead to the 2021-2022 calendar year, the UNC School of Government continues to closely monitor the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The safety of the School’s employees, Master of Public Administration students, and local and state public officials remain a top priority for planning programs in the future.

School of Government Welcomes New Faculty Member into Social Services Law Field

May 3, 2021

The School of Government is delighted to welcome faculty member Kristi Nickodem into its ranks. Nickodem joined the School’s law and finance division in April 2021 as an assistant professor working in the field of human services law.

Longtime Faculty Member Anne Dellinger Passes Away at 80

April 29, 2021

The UNC School of Government mourns the passing of retired faculty member Anne Dellinger, who served among the ranks for 31 years with distinction. Dellinger joined the then-Institute of Government in 1974, beginning her work in education law. As the School’s resident expert in this field, she travelled across the state giving lectures and advice to school board members, superintendents, and principals.