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  • Catherine Cooper, the Heart of the MPA Program, Receives President's Appreciation Award Wednesday Nov 20 2019

    Catherine Cooper, associate director for the Romney Institute of Public Service and Ethics, is one of four administrative recipients of the 2019 President’s Appreciation Award. The award was presented at BYU’s annual university conference on August 27 and is given to employees who demonstrate exceptional commitment to the university and the values of competency, integrity, teamwork, respect, innovation, and accountability.

  • Inside the Suit Wednesday Nov 20 2019

    In 1965, Ken Driggs was in his second year of graduate school. When he wasn't juggling his school responsibilities, Driggs hid his identity as he pulled on the cougar suit and transformed into Cosmo.

  • BYU Marriott Welcomes New Faculty in 2019 Friday Nov 01 2019

    The Brigham Young University Marriott School of Business welcomes seven new professors to the Tanner Building this fall.

  • Compassion in the Criminal Justice System Wednesday Oct 30 2019

    As the deputy director for the Utah Department of Corrections, BYU Marriott MPA alum Chyleen Richey helps run a city of people who are forgotten by society.

  • Bringing the Past to Life Friday Aug 09 2019

    BYU Marriott MPA professor Jeff Thompson didn't realize the two weeks he and his family spent performing in the Nauvoo Pageant would shape his next research project. His newfound interest in historical interpreters and their purpose for the work they do not only changed Thompson personally, but is also helping him revolutionize his approach in the classroom.

  • Catalyst for Change Shakes Up Governments and Universities Thursday Jun 13 2019

    BYU Marriott MPA alumnus Scott Sellers had no idea his education would land him a career in local government. Now he is inspiring change across the country through his efforts to connect university students to the world of civics.

  • Footprints in Government Lead the Next Generation Wednesday Jun 05 2019

    Rex Facer, a leader in prominent human resource research, presidential appointee, and oversea civic representative, has made a significant imprint in U.S. government. Now, this BYU Marriott associate professor of public service and ethics may change the entire organization of Utah County government as he serves as vice-chair of the newly formed Utah County Good Government Advisory Board.

  • Buckwalter Award Honors MPA Students Monday Apr 22 2019

    Two remarkable BYU Marriott students were recently recognized for their outstanding performance in their internships by The Doyle W. Buckwalter Award. The winner, Aaron Shirley, and a finalist, Shantel Sanders, were presented with the award and a cash prize at the annual Alumnus of the Year luncheon.

  • UN Foundation Leader Receives Administrator of the Year Award Friday Apr 19 2019

    Kathy Calvin, president and director of the United Nations Foundation, was named 2019 Administrator of the Year by the Romney Institute of Public Management at the BYU Marriott School of Business.

  • A Life Dedicated to Making a Difference Friday Apr 19 2019

    Not many people stick to the dreams they had when they were five, but Kena Mathews has the opportunity on a daily basis to see her childhood calling to make a difference in the world become reality.

  • MPA Students' Younique Event Friday Mar 15 2019

    MPA students from the BYU Marriott School of Business volunteered with the Younique Foundation on Valentine’s Day 2019 to tie blankets for sexual abuse survivors. The Younique Foundation is a public charity that is supported by Younique, a makeup sales company. The foundation’s goal is to inspire hope in women who were sexually abused as children by providing healing services through retreats, survivor communities, and online resources.

  • Race, Gender, and Age Affect Who Writes Majority Opinions for State Supreme Courts Wednesday Mar 13 2019

    A new study coauthored by a BYU researcher provides evidence that the gender, age and race of state supreme court justices may influence whether they are asked to write the majority opinion in a case.

  • Thought Leader Receives Cornia Award Tuesday Mar 05 2019

    University of North Carolina public administration professor Leisha DeHart-Davis reconnected with longtime research colleagues—now current BYU Marriott School of Business faculty—when she spoke as award recipient of this year’s Gary C. Cornia Lecture Series.

  • BYU Marriott Welcomes Its New Dean Brigitte Madrian Began Term 1 January Monday Jan 07 2019

    After six months of anticipation, Brigham Young University finally welcomes its newest dean. On 1 January 2019, Brigitte C. Madrian began her tenure as dean of the BYU Marriott School of Business.

  • Five New Professors Join BYU Marriott Monday Dec 03 2018

    The Brigham Young University Marriott School of Business welcomes five new faculty members to three different departments.

  • BYU prof breaks down Uncle Sam’s loans to automakers Thursday Nov 29 2018

    The U.S. government grants loans to students seeking higher education and entrepreneurs launching small businesses, but did you know they’re also in the business of lending billions to automakers like Ford, Nissan and Tesla?

  • Mesa City Manager Honored as MPA Alumnus of the Year Tuesday Nov 27 2018

    Mesa City Manager Chris Brady addressed MPA students, advisory board members, and faculty at an awards luncheon held in his honor.

  • Political Competition Is Hurting Our Charitable Giving Voters who live in counties with high political competition give less Thursday Oct 25 2018

    As the midterm election nears and the fallout of the Supreme Court nomination rings across the political divide, a new study coauthored by public management professor Rob Christensen presents a unique angle of American politics: how party affiliation affects charitable donations.

  • Capacity to Serve Thursday Sep 27 2018

    Daniel Villanova learned from a young age that "great leaders lead their people from among them." Now, as a CIS recipient in BYU Marriott's MPA program, he plans to improve lives through service and leadership.

  • BYU Devotional: Seeing the Divinity in Others Wednesday Aug 01 2018

    Lori Wadsworth, MPA program director, spoke at BYU’s devotional about being fellowcitizens with the saints and acknowledging the divinity in others.