Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Tuesday, 12 July 2016 14:59

$500,000 donated to support students

Two members of the La Follette School’s Board of Visitors took advantage of a one-to-one matching gift from Ab and Nancy Nicholas to boost funding for students pursuing master’s degrees in public affairs at UW-Madison. Curt and Sue Culver pledged $200,000 – the largest single gift in La Follette School history – and Katharine Lyall donated $50,000.

Daniel Speckhard (MA ’82), president and CEO of Lutheran World Relief, has joined the La Follette School’s Board of Visitors (BOV). Lutheran World Relief, an international development and relief organization, works in more than 30 countries.

Thursday, 30 April 2020 15:34

Alumni join Board of Visitors

The La Follette School of Public Affairs welcomed two alumni to its Board of Visitors (BOV) – Theola Carter (MA ’91) and Carolyn Hill (MA ’96).

Daniel Speckhard (MA ’82), a member of the La Follette School’s Board of Visitors, is leading the unified Lutheran World Relief-IMA World Health, after the two faith-based humanitarian organizations merged January 1. Speckhard, a former US ambassador, has led Lutheran World Relief since 2014.

Thursday, 06 December 2018 10:13

Alumnus, 2 others join Board of Visitors

The La Follette School of Public Affairs welcomes three members to its Board of Visitors, including Jason Gerlach, a 1996 alumnus of the school and of UW–Madison’s Law School. Eric Borgerding and David Lubar also joined the 15-member Board.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 07:15

Cancian, others sharing expertise at APPAM

Eleven La Follette School faculty and staff members will present their research at the 2017 Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Annual Fall Research Conference from November 2 to 4 in Chicago.

The La Follette School of Public Affairs is hosting Purposeful Leadership: Life Lessons from Curt Culver, a public presentation on Wednesday, April 18.

The La Follette School of Public Affairs welcomes Katherine Gehl on Thursday, February 21 for Why Competition in the Politics Industry is Failing America: A Strategy to Reinvigorate Democracy. With extensive public and private leadership experience, she will share her unique perspective on the non-partisan systemic changes needed to reform the country’s political system.

The 13 members of the La Follette School of Public Affairs’ recently formed Board of Visitors represent a broad range of expertise, including three former members of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents and a retired U.S. senator.

The La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin–Madison awarded funding for five projects through the Herb Kohl Public Service Research Competition. Earlier this year, former U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl pledged $300,000 annually for five years to support nonpartisan research that informs critical public policy and governance debates and advances evidence-based decision-making.

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