The North Carolina Human Services Hub: A home for social services, public health, and consolidated human services resources

March 4, 2022

Following the passage of a 2012 law allowing North Carolina counties to combine social services, public health, and other human services functions into a single consolidated human services agency (CHSA), many social services and public health professionals in local government agencies across the state began operating within new organizational structures.

“Together, we’re going to do great things for North Carolina.”

March 3, 2022

Local Government Federal Credit Union (LGFCU) and the UNC School of Government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are pleased to announce an expansion of their partnership. LGFCU reaffirmed its support of the School with a $12.7 million multi-year recommitment pledge that includes support for several key programs and initiatives.

Mary E. Guy to Deliver Wright Lecture on Public Service Workforce

February 23, 2022

On March 3, 2022 at 3:30 p.m., Mary E. Guy will present the 2022 Deil S. Wright Lecture, “Fired Up, Burned Out, or Both? Making Sense of the Public Service Workforce” at the UNC School of Government.

Opioid Response Project Releases Community Guide

February 14, 2022

The Opioid Response Project (ORP) team recently released a community guide, created to provide insights from the ORP experience and to draw on expertise and resources to assist communities that are interested in pursuing a similar process for addressing “wicked” problems using a collective impact model. 

Launching a new online home for SERVICE

February 8, 2022

This month, the UNC School of Government is pleased to unveil a new digital presence for one of its most notable works of art. Visitors to can now explore SERVICE, a work created by artist Colin Quashie, no matter where they are located.

A message from Dean Mike Smith: “Time for a change”

February 4, 2022

In January 2022, Dean Mike Smith announced plans to step down from his position at the end of the calendar year.

Public Defense Education expands virtual content library

January 20, 2022

With the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, instructors and students face challenges in their ability to return to the classroom.

The Anonymous Trust Renews Support for Lead for North Carolina

January 13, 2022

Since the program’s inception in 2019, Lead for North Carolina (LFNC) has recruited, trained, and supported 53 recent college graduates placed in local government fellowships across the state. The real-world impact generated by this program and its fellows would not be possible without a cadre of dedicated partners from diverse institutions throughout North Carolina.

School Budgeting Professional Dale Roenigk Receives Jack Vogt Award

January 11, 2022

In December 2021, School of Government faculty member Dale J. Roenigk was honored with the A. John “Jack” Vogt Award for Outstanding Commitment to the Advancement of Local Government Budgeting and Evaluation. 

In-Person Events through the School of Government

January 6, 2022

March 3, 2022

UNC-Chapel Hill and the School of Government are required to follow the University’s Community Standards in order to help maintain a healthy and safe community.

As of Monday, March 7, masks are optional on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus (with exceptions in health care settings and Chapel Hill Transit).

For one of NC’s Foremost Legal Experts, It’s About the People

November 15, 2021

If lawyers aren’t often the recipients of outpourings of gratitude, Frayda Bluestein is an exception to the rule.

“One way I can explain why I do this job is that I’m a lawyer, and, every day, people thank me for what I do,” Bluestein said with a laugh.

Stories of Service: The School of Government Celebrates Veterans Day

November 11, 2021

On November 11, 2021, the School of Government and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill celebrate Veterans Day by honoring all those who have served in the United States Armed Forces.

The School is proud to recognize its own who are veterans of the United States military. The School would also like to take this opportunity to thank those among us who are currently serving as active duty members in the armed forces.