L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs


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News / January 12, 2017

2017 Public Policy Poll: Economic Development and Workforce Training

The 2017 Public Policy Poll: Economic Development and Workforce Training—conducted by the Center for Public Policy at the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University—found strong support for continued funding for workforce training and development.

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News / January 10, 2017

New report details VCU’s economic and cultural impact

Virginia Commonwealth University generates nearly $6 billion in economic activity and supports 63,000 jobs in Virginia, according to a new report by the Wilder School’s Center for Urban and Regional Analysis that examines VCU’s economic and cultural impact.

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News / December 16, 2016

Wilder Student, Alum Chosen as ASPA Founders' Fellows

Yali Pang, a doctoral candidate at the Wilder School, and Javon Davis, who graduated in May with a Master of Public Administration, are among 25 students and new professionals nationally who have been selected as 2017 Founders’ Fellows by the American Society for Public Administration.

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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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