L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs


News and events

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 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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News / October 24, 2018

Doctoral Student Receives Research Grant

Dhara Amin, a Wilder School doctoral candidate, has received a prestigious research grant from the Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA) for her dissertation project, “Students’ Awareness, Knowledge, and Perceptions of Mandatory Reporting of Sexual Victimization on College Campuses.”

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News / July 13, 2018

New Wilder Initiative Tracks Richmond's Eviction Epidemic & Effects

A new initiative by two Wilder School Urban and Regional Studies and Planning professors aims to collect data and analyze the chronic eviction problem in Richmond and Virginia.

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Wilder School 2018 NASPAA Faculty Delegation with Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President, Raphael Bostic. Back row, left to right: William Pelfrey, Blue Wooldridge, Raphael Bostic, Susan Gooden, Elsie Harper-Anderson, Myung Jin. Front row, left to right: Sarah Jane-Brubaker, Robyn McDougle, Shajuana Isom-Payne and Wilder alumna Najmah Thomas.
News / October 19, 2018

Wilder School Makes Strong Showing at NASPAA Conference

Some of the brightest minds in public administration education gathered for the 2018 Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration Conference (NASPAA) in downtown Atlanta last week. It was an impressive display of intellectual superstars that included 13 Wilder School faculty and students participants, 11 presenters and one honoree.

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