UNC MPA Alumnus Tabbed as 12th Chancellor of ECU

January 7, 2021

The School of Government is pleased to congratulate North Carolina native and UNC MPA graduate Philip Rogers 

UNC School of Government Marks 90 Years in 2021

January 6, 2021

The arrival of 2021 is particularly momentous for the UNC School of Government, which is proud to celebrate its 90

Responding to Cyber Threats Across the State

January 6, 2021

This story was featured in the Winter 2021 issue of Coates Connection, a publication of the School of Government.

Connectivity is more important than ever to North Carolina’s local governments. Departments ranging from social services to sanitation rely on technology to deliver essential services to constituents, and employees are gatekeepers for an ever-expanding cache of sensitive data.

UNC MPA Student Receives John M. Belk Impact Fellowship

December 14, 2020

UNC Master of Public Administration student Syrena Travis recently received The Hunt Institute’s John M. Belk Impact Fellowship. This honor is awarded to 14 outstanding students in North Carolina who are interested in educational equity and service in the state.

Faculty Member Kimberly Nelson Named Co-Editor of State and Local Government Review

October 30, 2020

School of Government faculty member Kimberly Nelson has been selected to edit State and Local Government Review (SLGR), the premier journal of scholarship on state and local governance. Along with co-editor Eric S.

UNC MPA Student & Former LFNC Fellow Receives Ed Kitchen Scholarship

October 22, 2020

The School of Government is pleased to welcome Shayla Douglas into its Master of Public Administration program. Prior to joining the program this semester, Douglas was part of the inaugural cohort of Lead for North Carolina (LFNC) Fellows, serving in the community of Pembroke in 2019-20.

Smith Receives Dogwood Award from N.C. Attorney General

October 21, 2020

North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein announced today that School of Government faculty member Jessica Smith has been recognized with the Attorney General’s Dogwood Award.

School of Government Welcomes Four New Faculty Members in 2020

October 12, 2020

The School of Government has been pleased to welcome four new faculty members into its ranks in 2020: Connor Crews, James Joyce, Obed Pasha, and Brittany Williams. In their new roles, these four will work to share their expertise in the purchasing and contracting, planning and development regulation, performance management, and criminal law fields respectively. 


Connor Crews 

Our Ongoing Response to COVID-19

October 12, 2020

The School of Government is closely monitoring the impact of the novel coronavirus. The safety of our employees, MPA students, and local and state public officials remain a top priority as we move ahead into program planning for Winter 2020–2021.

It is also a top priority to be responsive to state and local governments who need advising and assistance and to offer the same number and high quality of courses we have always offered.

Stenberg named ICMA Honorary Member

September 30, 2020

School of Government faculty member Carl Stenberg has been named an honorary member of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). The award is given to individuals outside the local government management profession for distinguished public service and contributions to the improvement of local government.

David Ammons Receives 2020 Joseph Wholey Distinguished Scholarship Award

August 24, 2020

Last month, ASPA’s Center for Accountability and Performance (CAP) presented School of Government faculty member David Ammons with its 2020 Joseph Wholey Distinguished Scholarship Award.  During the virtual ceremony, Ammons was honored with the award in recognition of his “outstanding scholarship on performance in public and nonprofit settings.”