This year, in addition to celebrating the first cohort of public policy graduates, the Martin School is also proud to announce that one of our own public policy undergraduate students, Andrew Laws, is the 2022-23 student body president. Andrew was sworn in at the end of the spring 2022 semester, and spent the summer meeting with top UK administrators, attending his first Board of Trustees meeting, and getting the lay of the land.
The Martin School of Public Policy and Administration has received a generous donation to establish the Miriam Jane Van Dyke Barager Endowment for Diversity and Inclusion that will focus on giving students a better understanding of these issues as they prepare for careers in public service and civic leadership. The program is made possible by Judy Barager-Kemper, a Martin School alumna, and her family, and is named in honor of her mother.
As a follow up to last year’s successful webinar roundtable policy discussions, the Martin School and the Chamber of Commerce will host a roundtable webinar examining the relationship between Kentucky’s quality of life and economic development and the role policies can play in the relationship. The program will be at 12:00 noon on July 27th.
In a collaboration with the College of Design, we are proud to announce a fully online Master of Heritage Resources Administration (MHRA) which combines historic preservation with management and public administration. Students take core courses and electives in both Historic Preservation and the Martin School, culminating in our PA 681 capstone.
For those of you that missed our Alumni and Friends Breakfast event, Jacqueline Colemen spent roughly half an hour with Martin School students discussing the public policy issues facing Kentuckians today.