Monitoring COVID-19

The School of Government continues to monitor COVID-19. Updates on courses can be found here


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.

Lead for North Carolina Hosts Winter Training on Diversity

February 20, 2020

On January 17-18, 2020, Lead for North Carolina (LFNC) Fellows and representatives from their host governments convened in Chapel Hill for a winter training on diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility for our state’s local governments. The two-day event is part of LFNC’s ongoing efforts to provide training and growth opportunities for Fellows and jurisdictions participating in the program.

CAGC Presents “Build with the Best” Award to Norma Houston

February 18, 2020

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

Four Faculty Members Appointed Bradshaw Professorships

February 4, 2020

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

Norma M. Riccucci Set to Deliver 2020 Deil S. Wright Lecture

February 3, 2020

This event has been canceled. 

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”

Explore Resources in Honor of Human Trafficking Awareness Month

January 31, 2020

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: 


ncIMPACT Returns for Season 2 on UNC-TV

January 28, 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.