Community Challenges and Opportunities: A Carolina Across 100 Survey

September 7, 2021

The following letter from UNC Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz and School of Government faculty member Anita Brown-Graham was sent out to civic leaders and public officials across the state on September 7, 2021. The School of Government encourages anyone visiting this page to take the survey by September 17, 2021. Thank you for your participation.

Dear colleagues, partners, friends and community stakeholders, 

In Conversation With Willow Jacobson, New UNC MPA Director

September 1, 2021

Longtime School faculty member takes the helm in fall 2021 as the first woman to lead the program 

The UNC MPA program is pleased to announce that Willow Jacobson, School faculty member and Robert W. Bradshaw Jr. Distinguished Professor of Public Administration and Government, is the next director of the UNC MPA program. Her term commenced September 1, 2021.

A Foundation in Financial Literacy for LFNC Fellows

August 26, 2021

Earning, spending, saving, managing—learning to work with money is an important skill that many individuals spend a lifetime cultivating. While money is often a source of stress for recent college graduates, a strong foundation in the basics of money management can set young adults up for success in the decades to come.

The Lasting Impact of UNC MPA’s David Ammons

August 24, 2021

This story was featured in the Summer 2021 issue of IMPACT, a publication of the UNC MPA program at the School of Government. Click here for all previous issues.

Emily Turner Joins NC Judicial College Faculty

August 5, 2021

The School of Government is pleased to announce the addition of Emily P. Turner to its North Carolina Judicial College faculty. Turner joined the School in July 2021 and will be the lead faculty member working with the state’s judges, magistrates, and clerks on civil procedure, trials and hearings.

Teshanee Williams Joins School of Government Faculty as Nonprofit Management Expert

August 5, 2021

The School of Government is excited to welcome Teshanee Williams into its faculty ranks as an assistant professor of public administration and government. Williams originally joined the School in 2019 as a Carolina Postdoctoral Program Faculty Diversity Fellow, researching strategies to manage effective, efficient, and equitable policy outcomes through the public sector and nonprofit partnerships.

Willow Jacobson Named Next Director of UNC MPA Program

August 3, 2021

Willow Jacobson, School faculty member and Robert W. Bradshaw Jr. Distinguished Professor of Public Administration and Government, has been named the next director of the UNC MPA program. She will succeed William Rivenbark in this role and become the first woman to lead the program when her term begins in September 2021.

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.