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

We have replaced our alumni directory with the more current and dynamic LinkedIn platform. Please like our KU School of Public Affairs and Administration LinkedIn page.

If you have specific alumni questions, please contact Diana Moore, Administrative Officer at

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

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Supporting Our Programs Financially

You can make a transformative difference in the lives of today's students, who are the leaders of the future. For those of us in the public sector, these are indeed difficult times with unprecedented challenges. It is now we need leaders who are risk-takers and innovators who will help address our economic and social problems. You can support the program of your choice. Contributions are made securely through the KU Endowment Association.

Please designate the name of the program you'd like to support “Special Instructions” field.

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.

Jayhawk statue outside of Strong Hall


The KUCIMAT board focuses on our alumni specifically in local government management. The president-elect of the board serves on the SPAA Advisory Board.

Board members meet the Class of 2023 at an orientation event

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.

Urban Planning Poster Contest