L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs


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(Top) Sombo Chunda.
(Middle) Zambian Minister of Higher Education, Nkandu Luo and Wilder School Professor and President of the American Society of Public Administration, Susan Gooden, Ph.D.(center) present Chunda with the Young Public Service Leader Award on Dec. 5.

(Bottom) Chunda with husband Emmanuel and daughters, Waluse and Wana.
News / December 15, 2016

Wilder Student Receives Top Zambia Prize

Sombo Chunda, a first-year master’s student and champion for financial management and private sector accountability, has been awarded Zambia’s highest prize for civil service. Chunda received the award for an innovative collaboration between the mining sector, the Zambian government and 16 civil society organizations operating within the nation’s Copperbelt.

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News / December 13, 2016

Brubaker, Cleary Receive Grant

Two Wilder School Criminal Justice faculty members have received a grant from the Annie E. Casey Foundation to examine perceptions of safety and levels of engagement among staff and residents in state juvenile correctional centers under a new community treatment model.

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Felix Sarfo-Kantanka Jr.
News / December 6, 2016

Wilder School Alumnus to Address Graduation

Felix Sarfo-Kantanka Jr., Virginia’s deputy secretary of administration who earned his master’s in public administration in 2001 from the Wilder School, will deliver the graduation address on Saturday.

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News / February 15, 2017

Graduate Information Session on March 10

The Wilder School will host an information session about our graduate programs on Friday, March 10, in the VCU Student Commons.

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News / November 11, 2016

GEHLI to host minority impact analysis talks

On November 18, members of the 2016 Class of the Minority Political Leadership Institute (MPLI) will offer a series of presentations on legislation affecting minority communities in Virginia.

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Grant Rissler
Wilder School Spotlight / November 11, 2016

Meet Grant Rissler

With more than 17 years of service working with and on behalf of vulnerable communities, Grant Rissler, a doctoral candidate in public policy and administration at the Wilder School, is giving back through a life of consequence.

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News / November 3, 2016

Faculty, doctoral students receive NECoPA best paper award

Youth development programs provide a support system on which underserved adolescents can rely on and facilitate successful transition to adulthood, but what works? An award-winning study authored by four researchers at the Wilder School offers one strategy.

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News / November 2, 2016

Wilder School Announces 2016 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 Wed., Nov. 30.

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News / October 11, 2016

2016 Metro Poll Looks at Race Relations and Police in Richmond Area

The Wilder School's Center for Public Policy has released the results of a poll conducted in the spring that found that a majority of Richmond-area residents saw race relations in the U.S. as a major problem and that race relations have grown worse over the past five years.

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The VCU Silent Witness Exhibit, open October 10-14, is a joint initiative to raise awareness of the issue of domestic violence and encourage action to create change.
News / October 7, 2016

Domestic Violence Exhibit Visits VCU Oct. 10-14

To help educate students and community members about the scourge of domestic violence—a crime that accounted for at least a third of domestic female homicides in 2014—Amy Cook,Ph.D., an assistant professor at the VCU Wilder School is organizing an exhibit to make it real.

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