A County Manager Takes an Unforgettable Trip to Paris

November 24, 2015

Mike Ruffin and his wife Robbie had finally taken the trip they had been planning for years: a whirlwind tour of European cities—London, Amsterdam, Rome, Venice, Florence, Innsbruck, Munich, Heidelberg, Boppard, Lucerne, and a final two nights in Paris. On their last night, Friday, November 13, they dined at a neighborhood restaurant and went back to their hotel, but not before a short walk to the Eiffel Tower and a cruise down the Seine River.

Thirty-Nine Graduate From Revamped Clerks' Certification Institute

November 16, 2015

The UNC School of Government buzzed with excitement the afternoon of October 30, when 39 of the state’s newest and most promising local government leaders graduated from the 2015 Clerks’ Certification Institute.

School of Government Salutes Faculty, Staff, Student Veterans and Active Duty Military Students

November 11, 2015

The School of Government serves within a diverse community whose leaders and citizens come from many walks of life and perspectives. Faculty members also come from many different backgrounds. For several of the School's current faculty members, this includes service as officers in the nation's military.

A Celebration of Innovation and Generosity

October 14, 2015

UNC-Chapel Hill is recognizing “bold, innovative, and inspirational” stories about the University's research and teaching and the support that helps make that work possible.

Faculty Spotlight: Jessica Smith

September 29, 2015

Jessie Smith talked recently about her choice of career, her work at the School of Government and with the NC Commission on the Administration of Law and Justice, and observations about the officials she works with.

UNC Alumni Event Highlights the Importance of Public Service

September 28, 2015

Family members of several notable African Americans depicted in the SERVICE mural shared personal stories of their loved ones’ accomplishments through memorabilia and an oral history at the School of Government on Friday, September 25.

Leadership Education Is Critical For Surry County Official

August 28, 2015

Larry Phillips might be a relative newcomer to the Surry County Board of Commissioners. However, his roots run deep in the community.

A proud, 37-year resident of his county, Phillips was appointed to the Board in 2012 with only a few months before the end of the term. Joining experienced members, he knew the learning gap would be wide. He credits the School of Government with helping him catch up.

School of Government Launches a Redesigned Online Experience

August 17, 2015

We know that many of you come to the School of Government's website for content you need at your fingertips or when searching for helpful information. We're pleased to introduce to you our new, mobile-friendly web experience with a clean look and expanded search capabilities.

Faculty Member David Ammons Joins ASPA Center for Accountability and Performance

August 17, 2015

Faculty member David Ammons has been appointed to the board of directors of the Center for Accountability and Performance at the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA). The Center was established in 1996 to address the need for performance-based, results-driven management at all levels of government.

What to Do About Water? Ask an Undergrad

August 14, 2015

For the third year, the UNC Master of Public Administration (MPA) program presented a difficult public issue to teams of UNC undergraduates competing in the annual Public Administration Leadership Challenge (PAL).