Season 5 of NCIMPACT Launches in February 2023

February 3, 2023

This release was produced in coordination between the UNC School of Government and PBS North Carolina.

School of Government Relaunches a Revitalized “Benchmarking 2.0”

February 3, 2023

The UNC School of Government is pleased to announce the relaunch of its North Carolina Benchmarking Project

5 Issues that Will Shape Local Government in 2023

February 1, 2023

As 2023 begins, UNC School of Government faculty are looking ahead to the issues that define recent public administration challenges and that will continue to shape the field in the future.

We recently talked with five of our faculty to find out which facets of the public sphere face both obstacles and opportunities in improving communities across North Carolina.


Anita Brown-Graham Earns GAA Faculty Service Award

January 20, 2023

Photo courtesy Ray Black III, Carolina Alumni Review

“Anita Brown-Graham ’91 (JD) got kicked out of preschool for refusing to take naps and has been going full tilt ever since.”

So begins the citation for Brown-Graham’s 2023 Faculty Service Award, awarded by the Board of Directors for the UNC General Alumni Association (GAA). Established in 1990, the award honors faculty members who have performed outstanding service for the University or the association.

Former faculty member Trey Allen invested as member of Supreme Court of North Carolina

January 11, 2023

Former School of Government faculty member Trey Allen was formally invested as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina on January 4, 2023. Allen took his oath of office accompanied by his wife and children. A video of the investiture is available online.

In Conversation with Marchell Adams-David, City of Raleigh Manager

January 9, 2023

Marchell Adams-David ’94 took the helm as City of Raleigh manager in November 2020, succeeding fellow UNC MPA alumnus Ruffin Hall ’95 in the role. A former manager of her hometown in Hamlet, North Carolina, she has devoted nearly three decades to local government service.

What drew you to pursue public service as a career?

Former UNC System President and School faculty member Molly Corbett Broad dies at 81

January 4, 2023

The UNC School of Government joins those mourning the loss of Molly Corbett Broad, who served as president of the University of North Carolina System from 1997 to 2005. Broad’s family announced her death on January 2, 2023, at the age of 81.

Tom Thornburg Set to Retire from School of Government

December 19, 2022

The UNC School of Government extends its gratitude and congratulation to Thomas H. Thornburg, who will retire from his full-time role on the faculty at the conclusion of 2022.

School of Government launches new project to document statewide impact

December 9, 2022

The UNC School of Government is pleased to announce a new project documenting its impact on and work across the state of North Carolina: One School, Statewide Impact.

Blue Cross NC awards UNC-Chapel Hill $665K for statewide youth employment program

November 29, 2022

New funding fuels the Carolina Across 100’s “Our State, Our Work” program which connects young adults with good paying job opportunities.

On the frontlines: Registers of deeds fulfill essential role in NC counties

November 14, 2022

When the Institute of Government opened its doors at UNC-Chapel Hill in 1931, one of the first groups of clients it gathered was North Carolina’s registers of deeds. This was no coincidence: while the work of registers and their offices often flies under the radar to the average North Carolinian, local government experts understand the critical importance of these underappreciated civil servants.

Orange County Declares November 2 “Dean Mike Smith Day”

November 2, 2022

At the November 1 meeting of the Orange County Board of Commissioners, the board declared Wednesday, November 2, 2022 Dean Mike Smith Day in the county. The declaration was made through a proclamation recognizing Smith and his dedication to improving North Carolina communities.