Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Higher Education

La Follette School Director Susan Webb Yackee will moderate a livestreamed panel discussion about the 2021–2023 state budget at noon Friday, May 7. State Sens. Joe Erpenbach and Dale Kooyenga will participate along with Jason Stein, research director at the Wisconsin Policy Forum.

La Follette School staff member David Wright-Racette served on the search and screen committee for the next dean and director of UW–Madison’s Division of Extension. On April 28, UW–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank announced the hiring of Karl Martin, who joined Extension in 2014.

Josh Todd (MPA ’02) celebrated six years as executive director of Campus Compact of Oregon, the largest nonprofit network of higher education in the state of Oregon. Before joining the organization, he was director of the Commission on Children, Families, and Community in Multnomah County, Oregon.

Friday, March 29, 2019

1978 alumnus Starik joins Walden

Mark Starik (MA ’78) is a contributing faculty member in Walden University’s Public Policy & Administration Doctoral Program. He also conducts research and writes academic and practitioner articles about sustainability management.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Alan Paberzs (MPA ’05)

The two transferable skills that the La Follette School trained me to embrace revolve around writing and data.

The 2018 Paul Offner Lecture will feature UW–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank discussing How Universities Can Lead in Addressing Inequality. The presentation is Friday, November 9 at the Urban Institute, 2100 M Street, NW, 5th floor, Washington, DC.

UW–Madison Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Laurent Heller appointed Jennifer Klippel (MPA ’06) as interim budget director following the retirement of Tim Norris, who served in that role since 2004.

The Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE), University of Wisconsin Press, and Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs are sponsoring a book talk with David Hoeveler, author of John Bascom and the Origins of the Wisconsin Idea. The UW Press published the book earlier this year.

Two University of Wisconsin-Madison students, including one from the La Follette School of Public Affairs, were selected as a team finalist in the 2016 Policy Solutions Challenge USA competition.

Andy Katz, an ESPN college basketball writer and UW-Madison alum, is this year's fall writer in residence.

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