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The Spring 2017 Class of VEI
News / May 23, 2017

Virginia Executive Institute: Building Leaders

The Wilder School's Virginia Executive Institute is the premier leadership development program for leaders in Virginia government from all branches and regions—executive, judicial and legislative, as well as universities, independent state agencies and local government from across the commonwealth.

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Wilder Graduate Scholars Fellows Ibrahim Keita, Lashelle Johnson and Joseph Costello.
News / May 18, 2017

Wilder Fellows Take on State Challenges

Inside meetings with career policy analysts, administrators and statisticians, Wilder Graduate Scholars Fellows tackle issues confronting some of the commonwealth’s largest and most impactful agencies.

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2017 International Young Scholars Workshop participants: Sombo Chunda, Brittany Keegan and Suparna Dutta.
News / May 11, 2017

Three Wilder Students Selected for Competitive Policy Workshop

Three Wilder School students--Sombo Chunda, Suparna Dutta and Brittany Keegan--have been selected to participate in the competitive International Young Scholars Workshop in Chennai, India this summer.

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News / May 5, 2017

Gough Leads Recent Partnership Grant

Meghan Gough, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the Wilder School’s Urban and Regional Planning and Studies program, is the primary investigator on a grant received from the VCU Council for Community Engagement to support the development of a new university-community partnership that will investigate, “Asset-Based Community Development: A Model for Community Strengthening.”

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John Accordino, Ph.D., FAICP
News / May 2, 2017

Dean to Deliver Wilder School’s Graduation Address

Dean John Accordino,Ph.D., FAICP, will deliver the Wilder School’s graduation address on Saturday, May 13.

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News / April 25, 2017

Wilder School Study Shows that Heritage Tourists Spend $7.7 Billion A Year

Heritage tourism is an important driver of Virginia’s economy, generating almost $7.7 billion a year, according to a study by the Wilder School commissioned by Preservation Virginia.

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Christina Mancini, Ph.D.
Wilder School Spotlight / April 25, 2017

Meet Christina Mancini

Christina Mancini, Ph.D., is an expert on sexual violence, campus rape, sexual assault policy and the role of public opinion in shaping public safety.

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Governor L. Douglas Wilder, Wilder  School Dean John Accordino, Associate Dean Jill Gordon and Director of Student Success Shajuana Isom-Payne stand with (top) students who received recognition through their academic programs and (bottom) students who received scholarships.
News / April 21, 2017

Wilder School Honors Outstanding Students

The Wilder School recognized outstanding students for their academic, leadership and public service achievements at an awards program at the VCU Student Commons on Thurs., April 20.

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News / April 14, 2017

Suen Coauthors Economic Impact Study of the James River Park System

A study conducted by a Wilder School associate professor and a VCU psychology associate professor on behalf of the Friends of the James River Park has found that the James River Park System has a positive impact on the city of Richmond, with every dollar in the park’s budget generating more than $60 in visitor spending.

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Wilder School Dean John Accordino, Ph.D. with (from left), Hayley Cleary, Ph.D., Criminal Justice, Excellence in Scholarship; Shajuana Isom-Payne, director of student success, Professionalism Award; Susan Gooden, Ph.D., Public Administration, Excellence in Mentoring; and Maureen Moslow-Benway, HSEP. Not pictured, Mark Christie, Public Policy and Administration, Distinguished Adjunct award.
News / April 5, 2017

2017 Faculty Recognition Awards

Five Wilder School faculty have been honored for their outstanding work and commitment to students.

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