Public Administration Program News

UCF Center for Public and Nonprofit Management Announces New Director

UCF Center for Public and Nonprofit Management Announces New Director

Maritza Concha, a lecturer in the School of Public Administration, has been named the next director of the UCF Center ...
Building Resilient Cities: UCF Public Administration Faculty Member Awarded Fulbright

Building Resilient Cities: UCF Public Administration Faculty Member Awarded Fulbright

Naim Kapucu will travel to Australia to teach and conduct research on urban resilience to disasters. ...
Knights Do That Podcast with Claire Connolly Knox

Knights Do That Podcast with Claire Connolly Knox

The latest episode features one of UCF’s emergency management experts. ...
“I am Graduating Especially for the Working Mothers Who Think They Can’t.”

“I am Graduating Especially for the Working Mothers Who Think They Can’t.”

A master’s student reflects on her second try at graduate school while enduring challenges with motherhood, losing loved ones, COVID-19 ...
UCF Public Administration Student Addresses Affordable Housing Crisis Through Comprehensive Lens

UCF Public Administration Student Addresses Affordable Housing Crisis Through Comprehensive Lens

The Master of Public Administration program prepares students to lead more holistic and lasting change. ...
UCF Faculty Member on National Pandemic Task Force

UCF Faculty Member on National Pandemic Task Force

Public administration faculty member, Claire Knox, joins a pandemic task force for national organization. ...
UCF Student Seeks to Shine a Light on the Pandemic’s Effects on Nonprofits

UCF Student Seeks to Shine a Light on the Pandemic’s Effects on Nonprofits

Tiffany Chinwuba will be presenting her research during UCF’s virtual Student Scholar Symposium later this month. ...
UCF’s Gospel & Cultural Choir Lifts Every Voice

UCF’s Gospel & Cultural Choir Lifts Every Voice

Watch this powerful rendition of the Black National Anthem by the choir, a student organization that started more than 40 ...
How a UCF Alum Helped a Presidential Election Campaign

How a UCF Alum Helped a Presidential Election Campaign

David Mariutto '12 spent the past six months working on a mail targeting program for a presidential election campaign from ...
UCF Student Elected to Help Protect Local Natural Resources

UCF Student Elected to Help Protect Local Natural Resources

Raquel Lozano begins her role this week on the Orange County Soil and Water Conservation District as she works toward ...
From the Classroom to the Emergency Operations Center

From the Classroom to the Emergency Operations Center

When Destini Johnson arrived to escort more than 60 elementary students to after-school care on February 14, 2018, the last ...
Easing Solar Power Restrictions May Benefit Florida’s Economy and Environment, Study Finds

Easing Solar Power Restrictions May Benefit Florida’s Economy and Environment, Study Finds

Current state regulations are not conducive to allowing power purchase agreements for solar energy production in Florida, according to the ...
UCF Voting Precinct Tops 100% Turnout

UCF Voting Precinct Tops 100% Turnout

UCF’s reputation as a voter friendly campus is reinforced thanks to a 107% voter turnout during the 2020 election, which ...
UCF Project Will Study Smart Tech to Improve Risk Communication in Central Florida

UCF Project Will Study Smart Tech to Improve Risk Communication in Central Florida

The NSF-funded, $1.2 million project also involves developing community partnerships and building a regional data-sharing platform to help with emergency ...
National Science Foundation Grant to Research How Intra-Government Units Work Together

National Science Foundation Grant to Research How Intra-Government Units Work Together

Public administration faculty member, Christopher Hawkins, will be continuing a decade's worth of research through a new National Science Foundation ...
UCF Faculty Member Receives Volunteer Florida Grant

UCF Faculty Member Receives Volunteer Florida Grant

Thomas Bryer, a professor of public administration and program director of the Office of Downtown Community Engaged Scholarship, received more ...
Hall Selected to Join the National Academy of Public Administration

Hall Selected to Join the National Academy of Public Administration

Jeremy Hall, professor and academic program coordinator for the doctoral program in public affairs ...
Championing a More Walkable Central Florida

Championing a More Walkable Central Florida

This alumni is the executive director Bike/Walk Central Florida, where she builds on the skills and experiences she gained while ...
The CPNM Partners with Orlando-based United Abolitionists to Combat Human Trafficking

The CPNM Partners with Orlando-based United Abolitionists to Combat Human Trafficking

The Center for Public and Nonprofit Management (CPNM) and the Orlando nonprofit, United Abolitionists, are collaborating to pursue research, develop ...
Colonel Mike Murdock Scholarship Recognizes Students Committed to Public Service

Colonel Mike Murdock Scholarship Recognizes Students Committed to Public Service

Colonel Harry Michael “Mike” Murdock ’74 dedicated his life to public service. He is described as immensely committed to impacting ...
Students Explore Program Evaluation through Podcasting

Students Explore Program Evaluation through Podcasting

Students in Dr. Maritza Concha's program evaluation courses are diving into the podcast trend with the ElevateEvaluate podcast. ...
Public Administration Alum Helps Orange County Fight COVID-19

Public Administration Alum Helps Orange County Fight COVID-19

Orange County's procurement division might work behind the scenes, but Carrie Mathes and her team help the government run. ...
Alumna at the Ready to Help Orlando Airports in Emergencies

Alumna at the Ready to Help Orlando Airports in Emergencies

Public administration graduate assists aviation authority to earn ‘gold seal’ in preparedness and crisis management. ...
Meet the 2020 Outstanding Alumni from the School of Public Administration

Meet the 2020 Outstanding Alumni from the School of Public Administration

Five alumni from the School of Public Administration are honored for their commitment to changing communities for the better. ...
From Intern to Emergency Team Leader for Seminole County

From Intern to Emergency Team Leader for Seminole County

Graduating senior Andres Acosta is leading a team of 10 as they help the people of Seminole County during COVID-19. ...
Into the Heart of a Crisis

Into the Heart of a Crisis

The inaugural class of UCF’s master’s program in emergency and crisis management is graduating having already gained varied experiences from ...
New Certificate Explores Social Justice Issues in Public Service

New Certificate Explores Social Justice Issues in Public Service

Debuting this fall, the social justice in public service graduate certificate will give students the opportunity to explore the changing ...
Mapping the World

Mapping the World

Drishtie Patel ’08 ’12MNM is part of a team mapping the world’s missing roads to provide life-saving resources to people ...
Out of Moves

Out of Moves

Orlando’s affordable housing is a game of chance. ...
Peace Corps Ranks UCF in Top 25 Volunteer-Producing Universities

Peace Corps Ranks UCF in Top 25 Volunteer-Producing Universities

UCF was ranked today by the Peace Corps at No. 24 among large U.S. schools on the agency’s 2020 list ...
Rebuilding Orlando One Homeowner at a Time

Rebuilding Orlando One Homeowner at a Time

Abby Lemay ’15MNM awakens each day at 7 a.m. in order to arrive to the Rebuilding Together Central Florida office ...
CPNM Welcomes International Visitor Leadership Program

CPNM Welcomes International Visitor Leadership Program

The Center for Public and Nonprofit Management (CPNM) collaborated with the World Affairs Council of Central Florida, a network dedicated ...
UCF Soccer Stars Headed for Pro Leagues

UCF Soccer Stars Headed for Pro Leagues

Cal Jennings ’19 and Jonathan Dean ’18 have new places to call home after the 2020 MLS SuperDraft while the ...
New UCF Project Will Put Downtown Orlando Air Quality Data in Residents’ Hands

New UCF Project Will Put Downtown Orlando Air Quality Data in Residents’ Hands

More than 100 air sensors will be installed throughout Downtown Orlando and will provide near-real-time data about air quality to ...
Volunteering is Always in Season

Volunteering is Always in Season

Winter is a chance to reflect on the past year while spending time and sharing gifts with loved ones. Over ...
Nonprofit Conference Encourages Community Engagement and Innovation

Nonprofit Conference Encourages Community Engagement and Innovation

If you want to go far, go together.

It is that sentiment etched in the wall of the Dr. Phillips Academic ...

UCF Receives $3.4 Million Grant to Develop Easily Accessible Program to Help Homeowners Evaluate Property Risks

UCF Receives $3.4 Million Grant to Develop Easily Accessible Program to Help Homeowners Evaluate Property Risks

The idea isn’t to limit where people should live based on potential risk, rather to give renters and buyers a ...
UCF Adds 1st Public Policy Graduate Program in State University System

UCF Adds 1st Public Policy Graduate Program in State University System

The Master of Public Policy will help fill the need for public-service leaders who are well-versed in program evaluation and ...
Out of State Internships: A Different Perspective

Out of State Internships: A Different Perspective

Internships provide opportunities for growth and development for both graduate and undergraduate students. Internships, including out-of-state internships, are opportunities to ...
Students Help Others Work to Overcome Addictions

Students Help Others Work to Overcome Addictions

At 23, Richard Paul ’16MNM didn’t expect to see his next birthday. His addiction to alcohol and drugs was killing ...
UCF Grad Lands Emergency Management Job After Hurricane Experiences

UCF Grad Lands Emergency Management Job After Hurricane Experiences

After working with the local and state government to manage crises, the soon-to-be alum will use her expertise to help ...
UCF Expert Debunks 4 Myths about Hurricanes

UCF Expert Debunks 4 Myths about Hurricanes

Claire Connolly Knox is an associate professor in the School of Public Administration and serves as the emergency management and ...
UCF Students, Recent Graduates Earn Scholarships, Present at Governor’s Hurricane Conference

UCF Students, Recent Graduates Earn Scholarships, Present at Governor’s Hurricane Conference

A team of UCF researchers will brief emergency responders from across the state about their work looking at the impact ...
Kojelis Family, US Baltic Foundation Scholarship Helps Dual-Degree Program Students With International Travel, Living Expenses

Kojelis Family, US Baltic Foundation Scholarship Helps Dual-Degree Program Students With International Travel, Living Expenses

Through the generosity of the Kojelis Family, the U.S. Baltic Foundation’s $250,000 donation to the UCF Foundation will support students ...
Why Look for a Career Mentor?

Why Look for a Career Mentor?

College provides opportunities to explore personal interests, try new things and develop plans to achieve academic and professional goals. With ...
Agreement Creates New Study Abroad Opportunities for Students

Agreement Creates New Study Abroad Opportunities for Students

As the discipline of public administration continues to expand internationally, the need for future public servants to be exposed to ...
Public Administration Research Conference Examines Evidence-Based Policymaking

Public Administration Research Conference Examines Evidence-Based Policymaking

The Public Administration Research Conference attracted attendees from around the world, including Nigeria, Russia, the United Kingdom and several other ...
Students Gain Hands-On Experience at Annual Conference

Students Gain Hands-On Experience at Annual Conference

The Alliance Management Institute (AMI) conference, hosted by the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, brings hundreds of students and nonprofit practitioners from ...
UCF Student Spearheads Nonprofit Dedicated to Addressing Homelessness in Orlando

UCF Student Spearheads Nonprofit Dedicated to Addressing Homelessness in Orlando

UCF graduate student Eric Camarillo ’16 had planned to start an organization after graduation to help the homeless in Central Florida with ...
UCF to Partner with Lithuanian University for Dual Degree

UCF to Partner with Lithuanian University for Dual Degree

UCF is partnering with Kaunas University of Technology in Lithuania to offer dual bachelor’s degrees in nonprofit management from UCF’s School of Public ...
Student Spotlight: Marellys Moreno

Student Spotlight: Marellys Moreno

Planning is an interdisciplinary field of study that focuses not only on urban and regional development efforts but also on ...
UCF Center Celebrates 10 Years of Service to the Community

UCF Center Celebrates 10 Years of Service to the Community

In 2008, the Center for Public and Nonprofit Management was established as the research extension of the UCF School of ...
School of Public Administration Honors Dr. Mary Ann Feldheim

School of Public Administration Honors Dr. Mary Ann Feldheim

Many would describe Feldheim as a trailblazer. That can be seen through her accomplishments at the School of Public Administration ...
American Planning Association Donates $26,000 Scholarship Fund to Newly Accredited Planning Program Students

American Planning Association Donates $26,000 Scholarship Fund to Newly Accredited Planning Program Students

Students pursuing their master’s degree in urban and regional planning in the School of Public Administration have an additional opportunity ...
8 UCF Alumni Elected to Florida Legislature

8 UCF Alumni Elected to Florida Legislature

Anna Eskamani ’12 ’15MNM ’15MPA, a Democrat and first-time candidate, was elected in District 47 in Orange County. ...
UCF’s Master of Urban and Regional Planning Receives Accreditation

UCF’s Master of Urban and Regional Planning Receives Accreditation

The School of Public Administration celebrates the accreditation of the Master of Urban and Regional Planning (M.S.URP) program by the ...
UCF Alumnus Directs Lockheed Martin’s Relief Efforts for Hurricane Maria

UCF Alumnus Directs Lockheed Martin’s Relief Efforts for Hurricane Maria

Forty horses. Sixteen cars. One commercial airplane. What do these things all have in common? They each weigh roughly 80,000 ...
UCF Alumna Brings Passion For Community To Career At City Hall

UCF Alumna Brings Passion For Community To Career At City Hall

It’s no secret that Orlando is growing exponentially. Recently, the metro area’s population surpassed 2.5 million for the first time ...
Master of Nonprofit Management Earns First Accreditation in the World

Master of Nonprofit Management Earns First Accreditation in the World

UCF’s Master of Nonprofit Management (MNM) has been a trailblazer when it comes to “firsts.” It was the first graduate ...
Nobel Peace Prize Nominee and UCF Graduate

Nobel Peace Prize Nominee and UCF Graduate

When UCF graduate student Jaha Dukureh started Safe Hands for Girls in 2013 to help end female genital mutilation, she ...
Emergency Management Alumni Help Communities Prepare For, Recover From Disaster

Emergency Management Alumni Help Communities Prepare For, Recover From Disaster

After Hurricane Maria’s category five winds died down and the pounding rains ceased, Puerto Rico was left devastated and in ...
UCF Program Prepares Leaders to Work in Nonprofit Sector

UCF Program Prepares Leaders to Work in Nonprofit Sector

The University of Central Florida is producing nonprofit leaders, social justice advocates and community servants to impact communities in Central ...
Doctoral Students Study Public Affairs and Education to Impact Communities

Doctoral Students Study Public Affairs and Education to Impact Communities

UCF students Jennifer Sanguiliano and Rachael Mack have found that interdisciplinary studies in public affairs and education are essential for ...
European Commission to Fund New International Exchange Program with UCF

European Commission to Fund New International Exchange Program with UCF

The European Commission will fund a new international collaboration between UCF and Kaunas University of Technology in Kaunas, Lithuania, thanks ...
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