We are committed to providing access to our world-class programs, developing the professional workforce, and working with community partners. We inspire research, scholarship, and creative activity, while continuously enriching the educational experience for all of our students.

Our mission is to provide an intellectual, analytical, technical, and practical education to advance the state of knowledge in public administration and to enhance ethical public service within our service region.

Our bachelor and master programs provide professional education for leadership and management by offering a broad-based core curriculum that covers the essentials of both leadership and management in social, economic, political, local, national, and increasingly international contexts. The broad-based core curriculum is required of all students and highlights the management and leadership requirements that must be tailored to different types of public organizations in which these administrative functions are performed.