Alumni & Friends
Your support is critical to our program. We could not graduate the next generation of leaders without your help. Your assistance helps:
- Provide scholarships
- Find internship placements for our students
- Recruit students who are ready to give back to communities
- Fund cutting-edge research
- Introduce students to their professions
- Meet students' needs in times of challenge
- Mentor young leaders
There are several ways to get or stay involved with us after you graduate. The governing boards listed below have more information about ways to contribute your time talent, and treasure to our School.
Alumni Opportunities for Connection
Subscribe to our biweekly newsletter, Greener Grass! This goes out every other Thursday and typically covers the following:
- School updates (staff changes, policy amendments, recruitment efforts, etc.)
- Alumni Spotlights (job changes, achievements, etc.)
- General news of the profession (best practices, research)
- Upcoming events (both SPAA and PMC related events/conferences as well as regional and relevant events put on by external partners)
- Job opportunities
School Advisory Board
This board comprises representatives from all programs within the School of Public Affairs and Administration. Members assist in providing the School leadership team about what skills employers are seeking, networking opportunities, event planning, and otherwise connect the student experience with experiences common in public service.
The KUCIMAT board focuses on our alumni specifically in local government management. The president-elect of the board serves on the SPAA Advisory Board.
Urban Planning Advisory Board
Members are alumni from our urban planning program serving in a variety of roles in our communities. Alumni are in positions in local government, private consulting firms, environmental organizations, or regional planning councils. The vice-president serves on the SPAA Advisory Board.