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Message from the Chair


It is my distinct pleasure to extend a warm welcome to each of you as you embark on your academic journey in our Masters in Public Administration and Ph.D. in Public Policy programs. As Chair of the department, I am thrilled to witness the next generation of leaders and scholars stepping forward to tackle the complex challenges facing our society. Your decision to pursue advanced studies in public administration and policy reflects a commitment to effecting positive change and shaping the future of governance and public service.


Throughout your time in our programs, you will engage in rigorous academic inquiry, collaborate with esteemed faculty members, and interact with a diverse cohort of fellow students who bring unique perspectives and experiences to the table. Whether you are seeking to enhance your understanding of policy analysis, organizational management, or public finance, or aiming to conduct groundbreaking research that informs policy decisions, our faculty and staff are dedicated to providing you with the support and resources you need to excel in your studies and make a meaningful impact in the field of public administration and policy.


As you embark on this transformative journey, I encourage you to embrace curiosity, intellectual inquiry, and social justice. Together, let us seize this opportunity to advance the public good and contribute to building sustainable communities for all. Once again, welcome to our vibrant academic community, and I look forward to witnessing your growth, accomplishments, and contributions in the years ahead.


Warm regards,

Reva Hines, Ph.D.