Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Figuring out how to pay for college can be enough of a challenge for a high school student, but covering the costs for every graduate from all of a district's high schools could seem insurmountable — or an exciting opportunity.

Friday, 29 March 2019 08:28

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.

2011 alum Sylvia (Fredericks) Ramirez has won a fellowship from the Society for College and University Planning, an international society of higher education administrators who are responsible for high-level planning projects on their campuses.
Friday, 25 January 2019 12:46

Alan Paberzs (MPA ’05)

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

For Charlie Carlson, the keys are methodology and relationships. By parlaying that combination through three decades of collective bargaining, human resources management, local government consulting and entrepreneurship, Carlson and his partners built an online management company so efficient at retrieving data and compiling reports that Gallup Inc. bought the firm after sampling its software.

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.

2010 has been a very good year for 1985 alum Christopher Z. Mooney, a professor of political science with a joint appointment in the Institute of Government and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois at Springfield.

1997 alum Kristi Thorson, director of external relations for the University of Wisconsin–Madison's School of Veterinary Medicine, was awarded the Athena Young Professional Award.

2007 alum Raul Leon will speak Wednesday, April 22, about his career path that has led him to becoming an associate professor of higher education and student affairs at Eastern Michigan University.

1983 La Follette School alum Bruce Beck retired from the University of Wisconsin–Madison after 28 years of helping to manage the campus' vital statistics, including trends in grade distribution, faculty salary comparisons and freshman test scores. Read more in campus news

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