Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Lisa Ellinger is administrator for the Division of Insurance Services of the Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds.

The 1989 grad is back in the public sector after an eight-year stint in the private sector leading the Future of Child Welfare Initiative as a senior policy advisor to the secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families. He started in the position in June 2010.

Thursday, 12 September 2013 00:00

Emmel looks forward to exploring big picture

Ben Emmel is looking forward to gaining more skills to help people. "I am interested more in the bigger picture, in issues and public policy," the first-year student says.

Tuesday, 07 April 2015 14:08

Endicott helps shape national legislation

Highways are paved, people are fed and homes are energy efficient due to the vigilance of 1980 alum Gary L. Endicott, who became legislative counsel of the U.S. Senate on January 1.

More than 60 alumni and friends plan to attend the La Follette School's Madison reception on Thursday, February 5, at Inn on the Park's Top of the Park, 22 South Carroll St., from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

La Follette School alum Tamarine Cornelius of the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families will be the first speaker for the spring Policy and a Pint from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, February 20, at Brocach, 7 West Main Street.
Tuesday, 31 July 2012 08:01

Feggestad helps city deliver services

While working as finance director for Blackhawk Technical College, Natalie Feggestad realized what she enjoyed most about her job was helping staff in other units navigate finance and budget processes, so she added a  Master of Public Affairs degree to her certification as a public accountant.
Monday, 30 July 2012 07:52

Feldman joins OMB

Andrew Feldman, who taught the Advanced Public Management  course at La Follette in fall 2012, has moved to Washington, D.C., to become the  special advisor for intergovernmental performance management in the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. His focus will be  on strengthening evaluation and performance management efforts at the state and  local levels.

Sylvia Fredericks has experienced the good and the bad of Florida's higher education policy. The state covered her tuition, fees and book expenses for the four years she spent at the University of Florida. When she went to work for her alma mater, she saw students who were not prepared for college struggle and drop out. Her experiences prompted her to enroll at the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

Nearly 2.5 years ago, many of you accepted a challenge from your alma mater to help us continue to attract the top students who apply to our public affairs program. As our admissions committee meets in the spring to weigh our o­ffers of support to students, we find we have more resources thanks to the gen­erosity of our financial supporters.
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