Welcome to the Center for Public and Nonprofit Management (CPNM) at the University of Central Florida. Established in 2008, the CPNM improves policy and governance in partnership with communities from central Florida and worldwide to positively and collectively impact society through research and community engagement. To inclusively enhance lives and strengthen communities, the CPNM supports research of faculty and students in the School of Public Administration that is problem-oriented, theory-driven, and interdisciplinary.

Faculty members are currently working on numerous studies within the School’s programmatic areas, including:

  • Public Administration
  • Policy Analysis
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Urban & Regional Planning
  • Research Administration
  • Emergency Management

The CPNM also leads public service projects and offers unique, holistic, training and technical assistance to build nonprofit organizational capacity.

I invite you to explore our website and then join us by becoming a community partner and engaging with us for creative and scholarly collaborations. Opportunities include:

  • Funded contracts of varying amounts for consultation needs
  • Grant projects for larger research and capacity building projects
  • Major research initiatives and institutes

For more information, please contact us by email or phone.

Maritza Concha, Ph.D.
Maritza Concha, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Public and Nonprofit Management
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