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Lisa Johnson (MPA 2015) Elected to Versailles KY City Council

Congratulations are in order for Lisa Johnson (MPA 2015). She has been re-elected to the Versailles Kentucky City Council!

Alum Dexter Horne Recognized 2021 Lyman T Johnson Torch of Excellence!

"The University of Kentucky Alumni Association Lyman T. Johnson African American Alumni Constituency Group and the UK Office for Institutional Diversity hosted the awards luncheon as part of the 2022 Lyman T. Johnson Homecoming Celebration." (Gish, UKNow). Dexter was among the 2021 winners.

2022 Kathryn E. Hensley Award @ SeCOPA to Mark Birdwhistell

Mark Birdwhistell picks up another honor in 2022. This time he has won the Kathryn E. Hensley Award Distinguished Public Service Practitioner Award.

Alum John Hicks Appointed Gov. Beshear’s Executive Cabinet Secretary

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has appointed Martin School graduate John Hicks as Executive Cabinet Secretary, succeeding J. Michael Brown, who is retiring from state government. Hicks, who earned his Master of Public Administration degree from the Martin School in 1984, will continue serving as State Budget Director.

Catrena Bowman-Thomas MPA '09 Recognized for Advocacy for Social Justice

Originally published in UKNOW and authored by Jordan Strickler

Andrew Sullivan to be Assistant Professor at Southern Illinois University

We're proud to announce that Andrew Sullivan successfully defended his dissertation on April 7th and will be joining Southern Illinois University Edwardsville as an Assistant Professor in Aug. 2021. 

Jawad Shah Accepts Prestigious Research Fellowship at Oxford

Martin School PhD student and Fullbrighter Jawad Ali Shah will become a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre of Business Taxation, Said Business School, Oxford UK later this year. The news was announced in this tweet by Jawad's dissertation committee chair Dr. David Agrawal last week. 

Doctoral Program Alumni Archive

Jacklyn Makaaru Arinaitwe Research Fellow, Advocates Coalition for Development & Environment(ACODE) Nathan Barrett Associate Director and Senior Research Fellow, The Education Research Alliance for New Orleans Melissa A. Taylor Bell Dir. for Student Success Policy & Initiatives, Kentucky Counsel on Post-Secondary Education Jonica L.