News and events

First: (from left) Robyn McDougle, Virginia Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran, Wilder School Dean John Accordino, Greg Wingfield and David Hudgins of Old Dominion Electric Cooperative.
Second: Virginia FREE Executive Director Chris Saxman gives opening remarks.
Third: Wilder School Dean John Accordino and Robyn McDougle greet Del. Kenneth Plum of Reston.
News / April 6, 2017

Wilder School Presents Insights on the Virginia Economy

Virginia lawmakers and business leaders met at the state Capitol to hear from Wilder School economic policy experts, industry representatives and top public officials to examine key issues facing the commonwealth’s changing economy.

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News / April 4, 2017

Plan-Off to be Held April 21

The sixth annual Plan-Off will take place on Friday, April 21, with students in the Wilder School’s Master of Urban and Regional Planning program presenting their ideas for a better community.

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The Wilder School contingent included, from left, Myles Robinson, Maribell Street, Ryan Bentley, Assistant Professor Jim Keck, Brian Pierce, Safoorah Mughal and Nicolay Petrov.
News / March 31, 2017

HSEP Students, Alumni Involved in Symposium

The Wilder School’s Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness program played an active role at the recent 2017 Virginia Emergency Management Symposium.

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Pavneet Kaur, a second-year student in the Wilder School’s Master of Urban and Regional Planning program, will intern this summer at Esri.
News / March 30, 2017

M.U.R.P. Student Lands Prestigious Internship

Pavneet Kaur, a second-year student in the Wilder School’s Master of Urban and Regional Planning program, is the recipient of a competitive summer internship at a leading international producer of mapping and spatial analytic software.

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The panel consisted of, from left, Alexandra Reckendorf; Meghan Gough; Jack Trammell; Governor L. Douglas Wilder; Dean John Accordino; and Robert Holsworth.
News / March 24, 2017

Watch the Town Hall Video Online

The Wilder School’s Town Hall—"Popular Politics, Populism and Donald Trump: Who Are ‘We the People’?"—drew a full crowd to Grace Street Theater on March 22 and generated two hours of robust, insightful discussion between the panelists and audience.

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Grant Rissler receives his award from Peter Wallenstein, professor of history at Virginia Tech.
News / March 28, 2017

Rissler Receives Award for Paper

The Virginia Social Science Association has honored Grant Rissler, a doctoral candidate in Public Policy and Administration program at the Wilder School

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The Wilder School boasted a delegation of more than 20 faculty,students and alumni at the 2017 American Society for Public Administration Conference (ASPA) in Atlanta, Ga. March 16-21.
News / March 23, 2017

Faculty, Students Well Represented at National Conference

The Wilder School boasted an impressive contingent at the 2017 American Society for Public Administration Conference (ASPA), with Professor Susan Gooden, Ph.D. presiding as the association's 75th president and 16 faculty, student and alumni presentations.

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Wilder School Dean John Accordino with Stephen Guyton Jr. (left) and Sombo Chunda.
News / March 23, 2017

Board of Visitors Meets Outstanding Wilder School Students

Two outstanding Wilder School students were introduced to the VCU Board of Visitors at a special reception this week.

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ASPA President and Professor of Public Administration Susan Gooden, Ph.D.
News / March 13, 2017

Wilder School Takes Center Stage at ASPA Conference

Nearly 1,300 scholars and practitioners from across the nation will gather in Atlanta for the 2017 American Society of Public Administration Conference this week, and the Wilder School will have a towering presence at the country’s preeminent conference for public management.

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John Accordio, Ph.D., Wilder School dean and director of the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis (CURA)
News / February 28, 2017

John Accordino Named Dean of the Wilder School

After a rigorous national search, Virginia Commonwealth University has named John Accordino, Ph.D., as dean of the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, effective March 1.

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