L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs


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Top: L. Douglas Wilder, Virginia's 66th governor; Interim Dean Susan Gooden, Ph.D.; Governor Ralph Northam; and Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax. Second: Secretary of Commerce and Trade Brian Ball; Gov.  Northam; Lt. Gov. Fairfax; and Secretary of Education Atif Qarni. Below: Gov. Wilder, Dr. Gooden and Gov. Northam listen to VCU Provost Gail Hackett's welcoming remarks.
News / December 17, 2018

Gov. Northam Makes Budget Announcement at Wilder School

Gov. Northam Makes Budget Announcement at Wilder School

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Wilder School delegation members at the APPAM Student Mixer on Nov. 9. From left to right: Jill Gordon, Ph.D., Elsie Harper-Anderson, Ph.D., Yali Pang, Susan Gooden, Ph.D., and Nathan Teklemariam.
News / November 15, 2018

Wilder School Builds Presence at Leading Policy Conference

A notably diverse sampling of faculty, students and researchers from the Wilder School’s core academic programs and Centers for Public Policy (CPP) traveled to the annual Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Fall Research Conference in Washington, D.C. Overall, nine members of the Wilder School community participated as presenters, exhibitors and hosts of featured conference events.

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Governor L. Douglas Wilder will deliver remarks at the Wilder School's graduation.
News / November 27, 2018

Fall Graduation is December 8

The Wilder School’s 2018 fall graduation will take place on Saturday, December 8, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, Exhibit Hall C, starting at 2:30 p.m.

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News / November 20, 2018

Wilder School to Participate in VCU 50 Symposium

Higher education leaders, faculty experts and notable Virginia Commonwealth University alumni will gather Friday, November 30, at a daylong symposium marking the 50th anniversary of the merger that created VCU.

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The Fall 2018 Virginia Executive Institute graduates conclude with their class photo at the state Capitol.
News / November 8, 2018

Virginia Executive Institute Grows Leaders and Fosters Connections

For more than two decades, the Performance Management Group within the Center for Public Policy at VCU’s L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs has provided a dynamic forum for leaders of today and tomorrow to examine and enhance their abilities as thinkers, decision makers and leaders.

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The Wilder School delegation at the NAPA Fall Meeting included, from left to right are Dr. Blue Wooldridge; MPA student and Wilder Fellow Javon Johnson; doctoral student Sombo Chunda; Interim Dean Dr. Susan Gooden; NAPA President Teresa Gerton; doctoral student Suparna Dutta; MHSEP student and Wilder Fellow Conor Blackwood; doctoral student Corey Miles; and William Leighty, adjunct professor.
News / November 7, 2018

Wilder Faculty, Students Attend NAPA Meeting

The Wilder School sent an impressive delegation of faculty and graduate students to the recent 2018 Academy Fall Meeting of the National Academy of Public Administration, whose theme focused on “Grand Challenges in Public Administration.”

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News / October 31, 2018

Pitt Appointed to State Solar and Energy Storage Authority

Damian Pitt, Ph.D., chair of the Wilder School’s Urban and Regional Studies and Planning program and an expert in alternative energy, has been named to the Virginia Solar Energy Development and Energy Storage Authority.

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News / October 29, 2018

Wilder School Alumna Among This Year’s VCU 10 Under 10

Wilder School alumna Leah Fremouw (B.A.’08/H&S; M.P.A.’10/GPA) is among this year’s VCU Alumni 10 Under 10 award recipients who will be honored this Friday in a special ceremony.

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News / September 20, 2018

Student Scholarship Deadline is Nov. 12

Applications for Wilder School undergraduate and graduate scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year are due Monday, November 12.

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News / October 15, 2018

Cindy Redcross of MDRC to Speak on Oct. 30

Cindy Redcross, deputy director of MDRC’s Health and Barriers to Employment policy area, will be the next speaker in the Wilder School Doctoral Lecture Series in Public Policy on Tuesday, October 30.

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