L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs


News and events

Wilder School Spotlight / November 19, 2015

Meet Bonnie Gail Mani, Ph.D

When Bonnie Gail Mani initially enrolled in Virginia Commonwealth University in the 1970s, she was pursuing a Master of Music degree with the intent to teach at the college level.

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Wilder School Spotlight / December 7, 2015

Meet Mo Alie-Cox

It would be impressive for any college student to earn his undergraduate degree in just three years. But for Mo Alie-Cox, graduating in three years is downright masterful.

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Wilder School Spotlight / December 17, 2015

Meet Lindsey Evans

When Lindsey Evans learned of the work in social equity that faculty members at VCU were engaged in, she knew that the Wilder School would be a good fit for her.

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Wilder School Spotlight / January 12, 2016

Meet Tina Braden

If you work at the Wilder School, you know Tina Braden. The Wilder School’s personnel administrator and building manager, she handles everything from payroll to preparing a new employee to start work to overseeing the maintenance of the school’s seven buildings.

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Brian J. Moran
News / May 10, 2016

Moran to Speak at Wilder School Graduation

Brian J. Moran, Virginia’s Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security, will deliver the commencement address at the Wilder School’s graduation ceremony this Saturday.

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Shajuana Isom-Payne
Wilder School Spotlight / February 8, 2016

Meet Shajuana Isom-Payne

Shajuana Isom-Payne, director of student success at the VCU Wilder School, has a message for students: It’s a new brand world. »

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Jim Smither
Wilder School Spotlight / February 25, 2016

Meet Jim Smither

As an instructor in the Wilder School’s Urban and Regional Studies/Planning program, Jim Smither blends his skills as a fine artist, landscape architect, urban planner and urban designer to teach the broad principles of illustration and design in the study of place.

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Jill Gordon
Wilder School Spotlight / March 1, 2016

Meet Jill Gordon

In January, Jill Gordon, a twenty-year veteran of the university, became the new associate dean for faculty and academic affairs. Gordon is responsible for supporting a range of activities that support teaching including professional development, promotion and tenure processes, faculty and student awards. »

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Wilder School Interim Dean Susan Gooden, Ph.D. (center). VCU President Michael Rao, Ph.D. and EVGA Committee Chair and VCU Board of Visitors member Robert Holsworth, Ph.D., with 2019 EVGA honorees. Back row, left to right: Joseph Walters; Deputy Director of Administration, VA Department of Corrections, Manuel Alvarez; Chairman, Goochland County Board of Supervisors, Gloria Turner; Chairman, Goochl
News / April 12, 2019

2019 Excellence in Virginia Government Honorees Celebrated

More than 250 of the most distinguished voices in Commonwealth governance gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of the recipients of the 2019 Excellence in Virginia Government Awards on April 11. The awards, which recognized the achievements of 10 organizations, non-profits, public-private partnerships and individuals who have made significant contributions to Commonwealth communities, was hosted by the VCU Wilder School.

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Blythe A. Bowman
Wilder School Spotlight / March 22, 2016

Blythe A. Bowman

Dr. Blythe A. Bowman’s intellectual journey brought her to the crossroads of classics and criminal justice.

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