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Kurt Thurmaier
NIU’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) program once again received top marks in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings of graduate schools. The MPA program was ranked sixth in the nation in the specialty field of city management and urban policy and tied for 14th in the nation with Harvard in the field...
Brian W. Caputo
The Board of Trustees of the Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF) has announced the appointment of NIU alumnus Brian W. Caputo, chief financial officer and city treasurer of the City of Aurora, to the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB). Caputo holds two NIU degrees: a master of public administration degree and a Ph.D. in political science...
Peter Austin
NIU alumnus Peter Austin (M.P.A. ’94) will receive the prestigious Donald C. Stone Practitioner Award from the American Society for Public Administration’s Section on Intergovernmental Administration and Management (SIAM) at its March conference in Chicago. Austin is the county administrator of McHenry County, Ill. According to his nominator, Kurt Thurmaier – chair of the NIU...
Joe Fennell
An alumnus of NIU’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) program is being recognized nationally for his leadership in public works projects. Joseph Fennell, executive director of the Northwest Suburban Municipal Joint Action Water Agency, was named to the American Public Works Association’s (APWA) list of 2014 Top Ten Public Works Leaders of the Year. APWA annually...
Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth
The nationally ranked Department of Public Administration is expecting a crowd of about 200 people for its 50th Anniversary Spring Gala Dinner in Chicago, where Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth will give the keynote address. The event, which will also include an address from NIU President Doug Baker, will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, April 11,...
Anne Marie Guara
The DeKalb City Council unanimously approved the selection of NIU graduate Anne Marie Gaura as its next city manager during its Dec. 9 council meeting. She will begin serving in this capacity Jan. 21, 2014. Gaura, who has a Master of Public Administration (MPA) and a bachelor’s degree in communication – both from NIU – told...
NIU Master of Public Administration alumni have helped shaped the Chicago region.
Wanted: Students who are interested in a master’s degree program that boasts a paid two-year internship and, despite the tough economy in recent years, has maintained a job-placement rate of about 95 percent. Program graduates will enjoy excellent starting salaries and have opportunities to be leaders of leaders, making a direct impact on the quality...
MPA 50th anniversary logo: Celebrating the Legacy ... Inspiring a New Generation
The nationally ranked NIU Division of Public Administration is celebrating its 50th anniversary with three upcoming events, including an educational conference that will focus on the importance of training professionals to deliver high quality services in local government. The 50th Anniversary Educational Conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13,...
Samantha Brunell
NIU’s Center for Governmental Studies recently added a new service to its portfolio of offerings for local governments and businesses: popular news aggregator LocalGovNews. Center staff now are busy making plans to expand the service’s reach and scope. “Our mission is to build the capacity of local government, and there is no better way to...