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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 15, 2020

Gooden Named Dean of Wilder School

Susan Gooden, Ph.D., who has served as interim dean of the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University since May 2018, has been named dean, effective April 16. She will oversee a professional school which ranks among the top 20 percent of schools of its kind in the nation, includes more than 1,200 students, nine undergraduate and graduate programs and a comprehensive Center for Public Policy.

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Although we will not be able to honor all of our graduates at an in-person commencement next month, your graduation remains an important moment for all of us to recognize. Therefore, the Wilder School is planning a virtual commencement celebration and invite you and your fellow classmates to participate.
News / April 14, 2020

Wilder School to Host Virtual Graduation

Although we will not be able to honor all of our graduates at an in-person commencement next month, the Wilder School is planning a virtual commencement celebration and invite students to participate.

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More than three-quarters of Virginians (76%) approve of the way Gov. Ralph Northam is handling the coronavirus crisis, with 40% strongly approving, according to a new statewide poll conducted by the Center for Public Policy at the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University.
News / April 14, 2020

Large majority of Virginians approve of how Northam is handling the COVID-19 crisis

More than three-quarters of Virginians (76%) approve of the way Gov. Ralph Northam is handling the coronavirus crisis, with 40% strongly approving, according to a new statewide poll conducted by the Center for Public Policy at the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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To express our gratitude and appreciation for our VCU Health System colleagues, the Wilder School is inviting faculty, staff and students and their families to participate in a voluntary Virtual Thank-You Campaign, this Friday, April 17.
Events / April 14, 2020

School to Host Virtual Day of Thanks

To express our gratitude and appreciation for our VCU Health System colleagues, the Wilder School is inviting faculty, staff and students and their families to participate in a voluntary Virtual Thank-You Campaign, this Friday, April 17.

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Sarah Jane Brubaker, Ph.D., professor in the Wilder School’s criminal justice and public policy and administration programs, was recently elected as the Vice President of the Society of the Study for Social Problems (SSSP).
News / April 7, 2020

Brubaker elected as Vice President of the Society of the Study of Social Problems

Sarah Jane Brubaker, Ph.D., professor in the Wilder School’s criminal justice and public policy and administration programs, was recently elected as the Vice President of the Society of the Study for Social Problems (SSSP).

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Acceptable Losses?  COVID-19—Social Equity and the African-American Community webinar to take place on April 16 at  4 p.m. ET
Events / April 10, 2020

ASPA and the Wilder School Partner to Host Special Coronavirus Webinar

The American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and the Wilder School are partnering to host a free webinar looking at the social equity disparities related to the coronavirus's effects on African Americans.

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News / April 7, 2020

Supporting Students in Extraordinary Times

In an effort to help support students through these extraordinary times, the Wilder School is working to connect students with a range of resources designed to support the many dimensions of their lives, including academic financial, counseling referral and advising services.

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Events / April 6, 2020

Raskin and Howell to Headline Alumni Health Care Policy Forum

Join VCU Alumni's Facebook Live discussion with Wilder School faculty members, Sarah Raskin, Ph.D. and Kathryn Howell, Ph.D. on Monday, April 20 at 12 p.m.

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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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