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The L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs of Virginia Commonwealth University was ranked “Best in the Southeast” among Intelligent.com’s Top 52 Homeland Security Degrees.
News / March 24, 2020

VCU Ranks Among Top Homeland Security Degree Programs for 2020

The L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs of Virginia Commonwealth University was ranked “Best in the Southeast” among Intelligent.com’s Top 52 Homeland Security Degrees.

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News / March 23, 2020

PMG presents a participant forum

The Performance Management Group (PMG) at Virginia Commonwealth University is presenting a Participant Forum on March 26 and invites individuals to be part of building a community of managers and supervisors who share their ideas and experiences in navigating change and leading teams through these extraordinary times.

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The 2020 U.S. News & World Report rankings confirm the Wilder School among the nation’s top 20% of graduate schools of public affairs at No. 45. The school also ranks No. 39 in Public Management & Leadership.
News / March 23, 2020

Wilder School Ranks #45 in Latest U.S. News & World Report

The 2020 U.S. News & World Report rankings confirm the Wilder School among the nation’s top 20% of graduate schools of public affairs at No. 45. The school also ranks No. 39 in Public Management & Leadership, marking the first time the Wilder School has ranked in one of the specialty areas. Also ranks #39 in Public Management and Leadership.

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Susan ‘Su’ Williams, the Wilder School’s Senior Finance Manager, is set to retire at the end of March 2020.
News / March 16, 2020

Williams to retire after 43 years with VCU

Susan ‘Su’ Williams, the Wilder School’s Senior Finance Manager, is set to retire at the end of March 2020. Williams has worked for Virginia Commonwealth University for an amazing 43 years in various roles and departments. She has spent the last twelve of those years with the Wilder School reaching outstanding goals and accomplishing tremendous work.

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Saltanat (Salta) Liebert, Associate Professor, Sombo Chunda, Doctoral Candidate, Megan Rollins,  2019 MPA Graduate, Yolanda Crewe, Doctoral Candidate.
News / March 16, 2020

Faculty and Students Awarded Top Honors by ASPA

Although the American Society for Public Administration 2020 Annual Meeting in Anaheim, CA scheduled for April 3-7, 2020 has been cancelled, we would still like to salute the Wilder School faculty and students who were selected to be recognized at this year’s conference for their outstanding scholarly and professional contributions.

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Hayley Cleary, Ph.D., an associate professor of Criminal Justice and Public Policy at the Wilder School.
News / March 16, 2020

Cleary works to craft criminal justice policy in Virginia

Hayley Cleary, Ph.D., an associate professor of Criminal Justice and Public Policy at the Wilder School, has spent her academic career studying the intersection of social science, law, and policy as she examines the experiences of youth in the criminal justice system. Today, she’s working to turn this research into public policy in Virginia.

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Speciose Nyamatereko, Ashley Coles, Taylor Jenkins and Lark Washington were each selected to receive this year’s Black History in the Making honor.
News / March 3, 2020

Wilder School students among Black History in the Making recipients

Four Wilder School students were among the recipients of the 2020 Black History in the Making Awards by VCU’s College of Humanities & Science’s department of African American Studies. Speciose Nyamatereko, Ashley Coles, Taylor Jenkins and Lark Washington were each selected to receive this year’s honor.

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Denia A. Lee-Hing, Ed.D., director of graduate studies at the Wilder School, will be participating as a panel member in an upcoming VCU Globe event partnered with the Peace Corps on March 19.
News / March 3, 2020

Lee-Hing to participate in VCU Globe’s Peace Corps panel

Denia A. Lee-Hing, Ed.D., director of graduate studies at the Wilder School, will be participating as a panel member in an upcoming VCU Globe event partnered with the Peace Corps. The special event will showcase gender equality initiatives, women's health projects, and female empowerment camps from a panel of female Returned Peace Corps Volunteers in celebration of Women's History month.

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The L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University will honor individuals and organizations who have made noteworthy contributions to the practice of government and the betterment of the state on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. Dominion Energy is the event’s 2020 Title Sponsor.
News / January 29, 2020

Wilder School Announces 2020 EVGA Honorees

The L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University will honor individuals and organizations who have made noteworthy contributions to the practice of government and the betterment of the state on Wednesday, April 15, 2020.

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The final lecture in this academic year’s Wilder School Doctoral Lecture Series in Public Policy will feature Ann-Margaret Esnard, associate dean for research in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, and a distinguished university professor in the Department of Public Management and Policy at Georgia State University.
News / February 25, 2020

Finale doctoral lecture series talk to feature noted researcher and author, Ann-Margaret Esnard

The final lecture in this academic year’s Wilder School Doctoral Lecture Series in Public Policy will feature Ann-Margaret Esnard, associate dean for research in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, and a distinguished university professor in the Department of Public Management and Policy at Georgia State University.

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