Center of Excellence
The Martin School of Public Policy and Administration was designated a "Center of Excellence" by the University of Kentucky in 1985 and received additional funding for program enhancement. Program enhancement activities included the introduction of the Ph.D. program as well as increased interaction with service units in the community and state.
In addition to the doctoral program, research and service programs have been developed in conjunction with the Council of State Governments that is located in Lexington, Kentucky. While many individuals and units of the University of Kentucky have worked closely with the Council in the past, the designation of the Martin School as a Center of Excellence enhances opportunities for mutually beneficial exchanges and joint education, research and public service programs between the Martin School and the Council.