Southeast Conference on Public Administration
|Date: Thursday, October 12th, 2017||Return|
From Left: Dr. Shannon Vaughan, Associate Professor, Western Kentucky University; Hannah Benward, MPA Student, Western Kentucky University
Shannon Vaughan, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, was elected Vice-President/President-elect of the Southeast Conference on Public Administration (SECoPA) on Friday, October 6th during the annual meeting in Hollywood Beach, FL. Since 2007, Dr. Vaughan has regularly presented her research at SECoPA (a conference that brings together academics and practitioners who are active in the field of public administration), and has served on the Board of Directors since October 2015.
At the 2017 meeting, Dr. Vaughan’s research, Cross-Sector Collaboration: How the Blurring of the Lines between Sectors affects Social Capital, was part of a panel on Social Capital and Collaborative Governance. One of our MPA students, Hannah Benward also presented her research – Navigating the Evolution of a Network: Case Study of a Nonprofit Serving Immigrants and Refugees – as part of that panel.
Dr. Shannon Vaughan, Associate Professor and Hannah Benward, MPA Student, present at the Southeast Conference on Public Administration in Hollywood Beach, FL on October 6th, 2017.
Fall 2017 MPA Newsletter
Kentucky’s Secretary of State, Allison Lundergan Grimes, visited WKU on September 13th, 2017.
Rich received the University Research/Creativity Award at the 2016 Presentation of Faculty Awards for his scholarly contributions to East Asian politics.
Political Science Student, Barrett Greenwell, presented his thesis research at the Pi Sigma Alpha Conference.
Alexandria Knipp, a WKU student from Olive Hill, has been awarded a prestigious U.S. Foreign Service Internship from the U.S. Department of State.
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