Classes offered in the winter: Our new undergraduate level class, PUBPOL 201: Intro to Public Policy & Governance, is already exceeding expectations. This class and our innovative graduate level courses are once again showing the Evans School’s dedication to preparing the next generation of public service leaders. Read more.

Suburbanization of poverty: Professor Scott Allard has been researching what he calls the “suburbanization of poverty.” This research shows that poverty has not been eradicated from suburbs or rural areas even as the economy has been steered back from the last recession. The research will be focused into a book that is on track to be published in 2017. Read more.

The Nancy Bell Evans Center gets centered: The Nancy Bell Evans Center for Nonprofits and Philanthropy (NBEC) is a research hub for nonprofits and philanthropic thought, housed at the Evans School. This past summer the Center brought on new leadership as Evans School alumna Erica Mills (MPA ‘01) and Professor Mary Kay Gugerty took over the reins. Read more.

The 2016 Election: What happened? Why did it happen? What does it mean?: Chris Vance, a teaching associate at the Evans School, and Christian Sinderman, political consultant, reviewed the results of the state and federal election with a bipartisan insider’s perspective. The forum was part of Vance’s Evans School class, “Campaign Management and Political Communications.” Read more.

A tent city at UW: UW is hosting a tent city at the Seattle campus this winter. Assistant Professor Rachel Fyall, who has been conducting research on homelessness issues, and Sally Clark (MPA ‘04), director of regional and community relations, weigh in on how the tent city decision was made and what they hope to see as a result of hosting the community. Read more.

Evans School class of 2016 makes waves: Several members of the MPA class of 2016 accepted new roles around the state, country, and world. From policy research analysts to management fellows in Tacoma, our alums are already making an impact. Read more.
Bethanne Barnes (MPA '09) was selected as the new Director of the Washington Institute for Public Policy, in Olympia, WA. Bethanne most recently led the Office of Management and Budget's Evidence Team, advising the federal government in using evidence and data.  

Several Evans School alumni won elections this past November, including Washington State Representatives Nicole Macri (EMPA ‘07) and Marcus Riccelli (MPA ’07, Denny Alumni Council member), and Washington State Senators Christine Rolfes (MPA ‘91), Bob Hasegawa (EMPA ‘09, Advisory Board), and Mark Mullet (EMPA ‘08, Advisory Board). 

Vandana Slatter (EMPA ‘05) was appointed to the Washington State House of Representatives early in January, to fill an open seat.

Adam Lincoln (MPA ‘10) accepted a new role with the City of Pullman, WA, as City Supervisor.

Jack Spirakes (MPA ‘02) accepted a role as a Business Opportunity Specialist at the U.S. Small Business Administration in D.C.
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Thursday, Feb 9, 2017, 5:30 p.m.

Governor's Mansion, Olympia

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