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Events / April 13, 2021

Finale doctoral lecture series talk to feature noted researcher, John T. Cooper, Jr.

The final lecture in this academic year’s Wilder School Doctoral Lecture Series in Public Policy will take place virtually on Tuesday, April 20 and feature John T. Cooper, Jr., Ph.D., Assistant Vice President for Public Partnership & Outreach and a professor of the practice in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning at Texas A&M University.

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Susan Gooden, Ph.D., who currently serves as interim dean of the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University, has been named dean, effective April 16.
News / April 9, 2021

Dean Gooden Opinion Column in Richmond Times-Dispatch

Dean Susan Gooden’s guest opinion column in the Richmond Times-Dispatch reminds readers of the importance of celebrating Virginians who have made extraordinary contributions to the practice of government and the well-being of our communities and citizens.

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News / April 6, 2021

Wilder School to Participate in ASPA 2021 Virtual Conference

This week, thirteen Wilder School faculty, students and alumni—including Association Past President and Wilder School Dean, Susan Gooden, Ph.D.— present numerous presentations during the 2021 American Society for Public Administration Conference (ASPA) to be held virtually, April 9 -15.

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News / April 6, 2021

Leading During a Confluence of Crises

Last month, Wilder School Dean Susan Gooden sat down with two administrators from top schools of planning for a keynote panel hosted by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP), as part of the association’s 2021 Administrator’s Conference. Gooden was joined by Jim Spencer, vice provost and dean at Louisiana State University Graduate School and Kevin Hamilton, dean of the College of Fine Arts at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

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The Research Institute for Social Equity in the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University is providing support to Virginia’s efforts to promote equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine to disproportionately impacted populations, such as the Black and Hispanic/Latino communities.
News / March 30, 2021

A VCU Wilder School institute is playing a key role in the state’s efforts to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine equitably

The Research Institute for Social Equity in the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University is providing support to Virginia’s efforts to promote equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine to disproportionately impacted populations, such as the Black and Hispanic/Latino communities.

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The 2022 U.S. News & World Report rankings confirm the Wilder School among the top 15% of graduate schools of public affairs at No. 38. The school is also ranked No. 19 in Social Policy, No. 28 in Urban Policy, and No. 34 in Public Management and Leadership.
News / March 30, 2021

Wilder School No. 38 in U.S., Top Ranked in Virginia for Social and Urban Policy

The 2022 U.S. News & World Report rankings confirm the Wilder School among the top 15% of graduate schools of public affairs at No. 38. The school is also ranked No. 19 in Social Policy, No. 28 in Urban Policy, and No. 34 in Public Management and Leadership.

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Excellence in Virginia Government Awards await presentation at the first annual ceremony.
News / March 30, 2021

VCU Wilder School to Honor Excellence in Virginia Government Awards

The Wilder School will honor individuals and organizations in seven categories for contributions to Commonwealth citizens and communities on Thursday, April 15, 2021.

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News / March 23, 2021

2021 VCU Service Recognition Celebration

A total of 22 Wilder School employees will be recognized at the University’s Annual Service Recognition Celebration, including our namesake and distinguished faculty member Governor L. Douglas Wilder who will be recognized for 25 years of service.

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The Alumni Lunch and Learn series featured M. Norman Oliver, who said the state is in a race against the two new COVID-19 variants.
News / March 18, 2021

‘We’re in a race to vaccinate people,’ says Virginia Health Commissioner at Wilder School Event

The Alumni Lunch and Learn series featured M. Norman Oliver, who said the state is in a race against the two new COVID-19 variants.

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The university community congratulates Wilder School Dean and Professor Dr. Susan Gooden, the 2021 recipient of the Charles H. Levine Memorial Award for Excellence in Public Administration.
News / March 16, 2021

Dean Gooden to Receive Prized Public Administration Award

The university community congratulates Wilder School Dean and Professor Susan Gooden, Ph.D., the 2021 recipient of the Charles H. Levine Memorial Award for Excellence in Public Administration.

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