Margaret Henderson retires from School of Government

September 15, 2023

UNC School of Government faculty member Margaret Henderson retired from her full-time position in September 2023 after more than 20 years of service to the University and the State of North Carolina.

Student Snapshots: Meet Four of UNC MPA's Newest Tar Heels

August 28, 2023

Photo courtesy Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill

The waning days of August bring new academic terms for students enrolled in both the on-campus and online formats of the UNC Master of Public Administration program. UNC MPA students represent a wide range of professional experiences, academic disciplines, interests, and career ambitions—but all are bound by a common interest in public service.

Balancing Act: Navigating Water Challenges and Financing in North Carolina's Local Communities

August 18, 2023

This story is part of a series called “Hidden Issues,” in which we explore how the School of Government addresses lesser-known issues in local government through its research and advising.

School of Government Faculty Share Top Listens and Reads from Summer 2023

August 16, 2023

As the University prepares to welcome back faculty, staff, and students to campus, the School of Government recently checked in with many of its own faculty to find out how they continued reading, listening, and learning during the slower, warmer months of the year.

Hear below from our faculty about what books, publications, and podcasts caught their attention this summer.


UNC, Collaboratory, and state government partner to bring new wastewater treatment tech to local governments

July 14, 2023

Nestled high in the mountains of western North Carolina on the banks of the French Broad River, Hot Springs is emblematic of many of the state’s small communities.

Founded more than 200 years ago and home to 528 year-round residents, the town punches above its weight as a summer vacation hotspot thanks to its proximity to the river, the Appalachian Trail, Pisgah National Forest, and restorative natural mineral hot springs.

Ann Sanders, Longtime School of Government Supporter, Passes Away at 96

July 10, 2023

The UNC School of Government mourns the recent passing of Margaret “Ann” Sanders, wife of longtime School faculty member and two-time director John L. Sanders. Sanders passed away at the age of 96 on July 4, 2023 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Submit Community Revitalization Projects for UNC Graduate Students

July 6, 2023

The School of Government is inviting interested parties to submit community revitalization projects for free analysis by students.

Developing Leaders in Rockingham County

June 21, 2023

Rockingham County's motto is "You're in a Good Place" and their county government works hard to

DFI’s expertise helps turn a former mill into new apartments

June 20, 2023

In early 2018, the School of Government’s Development Finance Initiative received a call from the City of Lenoir, the county seat of Caldwell County in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Carolina launches statewide program focused on improving mental health and reducing suicide

June 12, 2023

Following the success of its first project addressing youth unemployment, Carolina Across 100 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is partnering with the UNC Suicide Prevention Institute to lower the number of suicides in North Carolina.