News and Events

Upcoming Events

Graduate Public Management Programs Virtual Information Session

Tuesday, October 24, 2023
6 p.m.
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Graduate Open House

Tuesday, November 14, 2023
5:30 p.m.
110 W. Rosedale Ave. West Chester, PA 19382
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Graduate Virtual Information Session for International Students

Thursday, November 16, 2023
9 a.m.
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PPA Speaker Series

Thank you for your interest in the Public Policy and Administration Speaker Series YouTube channel! We're excited to have you learn from practitioners, scholars and professionals in the field. ***Please note, the language and views expressed by the individuals on this channel do not reflect the views of the Department or of West Chester University***

View the PPA Speaker Series videos

Past Events

PPA Professional Development Series

Networking and Engaging Stakeholders:

Guest Speaker:
Carrie Jacobs, PHD, LCSW

Date, Time, and Location:
November 9, 2022
6PM – 7PM

MPA PHL Professional Development Series

Building long-term advocacy campaigns and stakeholder management

Creating- even passing- good policy is just not enough. To truly achieve the change, you must tell the story behind the effort, and to do that, you need a plan. Join us to discuss how advocacy, government relations, communications, issue management, and corporate and social responsibility come together to influence public policy, build, and maintain strong reputations and build effective campaigns.

Guest Speaker:
Jessica Cosmè, Vice president, public affairs & strategic communication at Bellevue

Date, Time, and Location:
Monday April 4th
6PM – 7PM>

Beer Garden with colorful tables

MPA Program at WCU Philly launch hosts a Happy Hour at the Old City Beer Garden on Saturday, August 21st at 4pm.

Sept 10th: How to run for elected office, featuring Philadelphia Councilmember at large David Oh

Sept 10th at 6pm

Join the Zoom on Septh 10th

Oct 8th: Launching and Sustaining New NonProfits, featuring Noel Fleming and Kayci Petenko

Oct 8th at 6pm: Noel Fleming and Kayci Petenko are law partners who regularly consult with area nonprofits

Join the Zoom on Oct 8th

Teaching Integrity

Teaching Personal and Organizational Integrity and Speaking Truth to Power: Part 3 of DSJ’s ethics series: Featuring Dr. Kline

Teaching Integrity

Serving the Public Interest and Promoting Constitutional Values: Part 2 of DSJ's ethics series: Featuring Dr. Olejarski


Superindendent Brian ulmer

Dr. Brian Ulmer was approved by the Jersey Shore Area School Board as the district’s new superintendent by a unanimous vote. Ulmer earned a doctorate in public administration from West Chester University and a master’s degree in education and a superintendent’s letter of eligibility from California University of Pennsylvania. To read more about Dr. Ulmer, please visit the Williamsport Sungazette website.

Read the Spring 2018 Newsletter

Check out our mention in the Spring 2018 Dixon University Center (DUC) newsletter.

Watch STRIDE Impact Video

Informational video created by MPA students Joy Drager and Bill Simonson as part of a class project that features the impact of STRIDE, a fitness and running program for boys in grades 3 through 8.

Archaeologists excavating

Archaeologists Kevin Bradley and Kathryn Wood (MPA '14) excavate a privy at the site of the future Museum of the American Revolution in Old City. (Photo courtesy Museum of the American Revolution.) Read the article written in the Huffington Post: Teams Excavating Toilets Flush Out Thousands of 18th Century Artifacts.


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