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Center for Public Affairs

The Center for Public Affairs enhances civic engagement and quality of life in the community by

  • Conducting applied and scholarly research
  • Providing leadership resources for nonprofit organizations
  • Offering evaluation and research services
  • Providing students opportunities for internships, service learning, honors research and civic engagement
  • Sponsoring educational programs to share information and dialog about civic issues
  • Providing a mechanism for collaboration by community organizations and citizens
Andy Rosendahl speaking
Speaker addressing crowd

About Center for Public Affairs

While the Center draws on faculty throughout the University, it is housed in the Department of Public and Environmental Affairs, an interdisciplinary unit concerned with public policy, public and nonprofit administration, political science, environmental policy and planning, and emergency management.

Director: Lora Warner, Ph.D.

Associate Director: Ashley Heath, M.S.

Public & Environmental Affairs Program