School of Government Recognizes 78 New UNC MPA Alumni

May 11, 2020

The School of Government is pleased to congratulate the 78 UNC Master of Public Administration (MPA) students who joined the program’s alumni ranks this past weekend. These students have successfully completed their coursework and defended their portfolios for the 2019-20 academic year. 

Lead for North Carolina Fellows Assist with COVID-19 Response

May 7, 2020

The daily operations of North Carolina’s municipalities and counties have been heavily impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak in our state. As local governments grapple with the ripple effects of the pandemic, Lead For North Carolina (LFNC) Fellows are on the working on the front lines of response efforts in their communities.

Read on for snapshots of the work eight fellows are doing to support COVID-19 response.


Together for North Carolina: A Special Video Message

April 30, 2020

Since 1931, the UNC School of Government has been committed to its partnership with North Carolina’s local governments. In times of crisis, our faculty and staff remain dedicated to providing training, advice, and support to public officials across the state. Together, we are one North Carolina.

Lead for North Carolina Director Honored with Public Service Award

April 28, 2020

Lead for North Carolina (LFNC) Executive Director Dylan Russell was honored with the 2020 Robert E. Bryan Public Service Award at a virtual ceremony on April 24, 2020. The Carolina Center for Public Service selected Russell as a recipient based on his work co-founding and directing the LFNC program through its inaugural year.

School of Government Celebrates Its Own #CarolinaHeroes

April 28, 2020

April 28 is National Superhero Day, and in honor of this, the University is celebrating the Superheroes around campus. #CarolinaHeroes work across many different fields – healthcare, research, operations, food service, and more – to keep the University running safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Much of their brave work is being put to use to help find treatment, mitigate the disease’s spread, and maintain a functional yet safe public life.

Roadmap for Success: Transforming a Conference for NC’s Municipal Attorneys

April 3, 2020

It was the week that felt like a year.

By March 9–13, the UNC-Chapel Hill community was bracing for local impacts from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). As the University issued ongoing guidance to campus leaders and employees, every day forced a new set of decisions and determinations. Cancellations, building closures, and work-from-home orders began to flow into inboxes and social media feeds.

School of Government Offers 25% Discount on Course Registration Fees

March 27, 2020

With the spread of COVID-19 taking place at home and across the globe, North Carolina’s public servants are more important than ever. The School understands local governments are on the front lines to protect communities from the dangers this pandemic poses.

Lead for North Carolina Prepares Future Leaders

March 27, 2020

Lead for North Carolina (LFNC) is generating real-world impact in North Carolina’s communities. By placing promising young leaders in paid local government fellowships across the state, the program is helping to create the next generation of public servants.

School of Government's COVID-19 Webinar Attracts Nearly 2,000 Local Government Officials

March 23, 2020

School faculty members Diane Juffras, Jill Moore, Norma Houston, and Christopher McLaughlin hosted two two-hour live webinars on Wednesday, March 18 to address legal questions and share critical resources for North Carolina local governments combatting the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. In total, more than 1,800 county and municipal officials from 56 of North Carolina’s 100 counties tuned in to discuss how they can best help their communities during this time.

Sharing Stories for Impact

March 20, 2020

This story was featured in the Winter 2020 issue of Coates Connection, a publication of the School of Government.

Course Changes Related to COVID-19

March 9, 2020

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has a team working diligently to monitor the spread of COVID-19 and to maintain the safety and well-being of our community.  As we do with inclement weather or other emergency situations, the School is following the University’s lead and adjusting our in-person courses according to University programming guidelines.