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City Management Panel Event

We will be holding a City Management Panel on Monday, September 25 from 8:30-9:30 in University Union 332. We will be hosting 3 alumni of this program, Jimmy Stathatos, Town Manager of Flower Mound; Ben Thatcher, Assistant City Manager of Southlake, and Andrew Fortune, Assistant to the City Manager of Grand Prairie.

MPA students, if you have a Monday evening class, your professor will let you out of class in time to attend the full panel. If there are any questions you would like to ask the attendees, please use this form: https://goo.gl/forms/SkJrVSgsJAza6HIv1

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Recipients of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant

Dr. Hee Soun Jang (PADM) and Dr. Jesus Valero (University of Utah) have been named recipients of a prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant to conduct a study on the impact of cross-sector collaboration on health and health equity among homeless individuals and families. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is the nation’s largest philanthropy dedicated solely to health.    

 
 

MPA Student Wins Graduate Award

Congratulations to 1st year MPA student, Lindsay Jacques, who was awarded the 2017 Graduate Scholarship by Women in Public Finance, Texas Chapter (TWPF). The TWPF Scholarship program is in its 2nd year. The amount of the award is $3,000. Lindsay expects to complete her degree in May 2018. You make us proud, Lindsay!

MPA Alumnus Tapped to be Dallas City Manager

Congrats to UNT alumnus T.C. Broadnax, who is the sole finalist to become Dallas city manager, as confirmed by news outlets such as WFAA and NBC 5. Mr. Broadnax is one of many city managers throughout the state who have earned their M.P.A. from UNT and have gone on to lead some of the biggest and fastest-growing cities. Our M.P.A. program is ranked 1st in Texas and 13th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

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Congratulations to 2017 ASPA Founders Fellows!

Congratulations to PhD student Orkhan Ismayilov and to Dr. Michael Overton (alumnus 2015) for being selected as 2017 ASPA Founders Fellows. The award comes with trip expenses being paid for the National ASPA (The American Society for Public Administration) conference in Atlanta next year and an opportunity to be assigned a mentor for the upcoming year. This year, ASPA divided the award between MPA students, Ph.D. students, and recent graduates.

The Department is being well represented in the committees selection this year. We commend you both for your achievement! 

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