At the UCF Center for Public and Nonprofit Management, our goal is to support the research interests of faculty and students, as well as the research needs of the community. Our sponsored research focuses on policy and management, but our faculty expertise is rich and varied. We also lead public service projects and offer unique, holistic training and technical assistance projects to build nonprofit organizational capacity. Through research and community engagement, our center improves policy and governance in partnership with communities from Central Florida and worldwide.

CPNM celebrates 10 years of research and community engagement

2008-2018 Highlights

2008

Founding Director Naim Kapucu leads interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial center.

2009

$1 million award to strengthen communities in Central Florida trains 80 nonprofit organizations across two years.

2010

CPNM and UCF Emergency Management implement campus-based, all-hazards emergency plan.

2011

New director, Thomas Bryer, establishes core research areas: collaborative governance, democracy and citizen engagement, diversity and inclusiveness, and sustainability.

2012

Collaborative partnerships with new, expanded, Advisory Council chaired by Dave Krepcho, Second Harvest Food Bank.

2013

Walking School Bus program organizes safe walking groups for schoolchildren through route mapping and volunteer training.

2014

Homeless Education VISTA Project addresses the needs of homeless students in partnership with three counties.

2015

Awarded Volunteer Florida Champion of Service Award.

2016

Deborah Carroll, the center's third director, created the new mission statement to support research on policy and management, and lead public service projects.

2017

Eminent Scholars Lecture Series initiated in support of UCF goal to achieve international prominence.

For more information, please review the CPNM’s annual reports.
Directors: Naim Kapucu, Thomas Bryer and Deborah Carroll
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