Previous Events

PAA Spring Networking Event: March 14, 2013

 

Online MPA "Coffee Talk": April 16, 2013

The MPA Director, Dr. Palus, and Assistant Director, Stephanie Nissen, hosted a "coffee talk" for students enrolled in the online MPA Program.

 

ICMA Student Chapter Spring Event: April 18, 2013

"Municipal Pensions: Reform and Funding Options"

 

Thirteenth Annual MPA Dinner: April 27, 2013

Speaker: Willie C. Taylor 

Mr. Taylor is the Director for the Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) Philadelphia Regional Office.  He provides managerial oversight for the agency’s financial resources, programs and staff.  Mr. Taylor rejoined the EDA family in April 2008.  Prior to his return to EDA, Mr. Taylor was employed by the Escambia County (FL) Board of County Commissioners in 2006 as the Assistant County Administrator for Community Services and Public Services agencies.  In addition to working in Escambia County, Mr. Taylor’s local government experience includes nearly six years of employment with Miami-Dade County (FL) Government.  In his tenure with Miami-Dade County, he held various administrative and professional positions within the Planning Department, the Housing Agency, the Solid Waste Management Department and the Office of Community and Economic Development.  Mr. Taylor obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Florida A & M University.  He also holds a Master’s Degree in City and Regional Planning from Clemson University.   

 

Pi Alpha Alpha Induction Ceremony: May 16, 2013

 

Pi Alpha Alpha Fall Colloquium: September 19, 2013

The Villanova Chapter of Pi Alpha Alpha presents The Vocation to Public Service. This year’s event welcomes Villanova Alum Nick Palso, M.P.A, Ph.D. as the guest speaker. Nick currently serves as the Environmental Protection Specialist/Outdoor Recreation Planner for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

 

MPA Annual Tailgate: October 5, 2013

Villanova vs. William and Mary

 

ICMA Student Chapter Fall Event: November 7, 2013

“Developing a Communication Plan: Social Networking, Websites and Emergencies”

Career Workshop: January 26, 2012

"From Awkward to Awesome: How to Build Professional Relationships"

 

Pi Alpha Alpha Networking and Career Forum: March 15, 2012

 

Twelfth Annual MPA Dinner: May 5, 2012

Speaker: Lester A. Salamon, Ph.D.

 

Pi Alpha Alpha Induction Ceremony: May 17, 2012

 

Launch of ONLINE DEGREE: June 11, 2012

The Office of Graduate Studies joins the faculty of the Master of Public Administration program in announcing the launch of a new online MPA degree. The program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA). Prospective students can choose between the campus-based program or the online program which offers 100% online learning. Classes in the online program are led live by instructors and virtual classes are enhanced through two-way online voice communication. Graduate Arts and Sciences partners with University Alliance to offer this program. Those interested can learn more by visiting the MPA Online Degree Website.

 

Fifth Annual MPA Golf Outing: September 30, 2012

 

Pi Alpha Alpha Fall Colloquium: October 11, 2012

Pi Alpha Alpha presented, "The Vocation to Public Service" featuring guest speaker Pedro A. Ramos, Esq. Chairman, School Reform Commission School District of Philadelphia. Watch the recorded event here!

 

MPA Holiday Happy Hour: December 13, 2012

 

Launch of the MPA Blog 

The new MPA blog: Leaders' Lounge is live and open to all members of the MPA community.  The blog contains important information about upcoming dates and deadlines, job opportunities, and features faculty bios, student profiles and blog submissions written by MPA faculty and staff. Click here to view the blog.

Pi Alpha Alpha Colloquium: March 24, 2011

"Finding Your Vocation in Public Service"

 

ICMA Student Chapter Event: April 13, 2011

"Careers in Local Government"

 

Eleventh Annual MPA Dinner: April 30, 2011

Speaker: MaryAnn E. Tierney, FEMA Region III Director

 

Pi Alpha Alpha Induction: May 12, 2011

 

New Student Orientation: August 19, 2011

 

Pi Alpha Alpha Colloquium: September 15, 2011

The Vocation to Public Service

 

ICMA Student Chapter Event: December 1, 2011

“Open Space Preservation and Sustainable Community Development”

ICMA Student Chapter Event: November 18, 2010

Municipal Budgets in the Wake of the Great Recession Sponsored by: Villanova's ICMA Student Chapter and MPA Program

Graduate Open House: October 19, 2010

Pi Alpha Alpha Fall Colloquium: The Vocation to Public Service:September 16, 2010

Guest Speaker: Commissioner Frances Burns, MPA '99 City of Philadelphia Licenses and Inspection

Third Annual MPA Golf Outing : August 29, 2010

New Student Orientation: August 20, 2010

The MPA Program welcomes new faculty member, Lauren Miltenberger, Ph.D.: August 2010

Lauren Miltenberger, Ph.D. joins Villanova University after completing her doctoral work at the University of Delaware. At the University of Delaware, Lauren was involved as a core faculty member in the design and implementation of a new undergraduate public policy program. Lauren's research experience includes being a co-leader of a mixed method study investigating the relationship between nonprofit social service providers and the state of Delaware. The Urban Institute is currently using this study as a model for a new national project on the nonprofit-government relationship. Prior to attending the University of Delaware, Lauren held executive nonprofit management positions and worked for a public policy research institute at Rutgers University. Her primary research interests include nonprofit management, governance and leadership issues and the intersection between nonprofits and government in the modern welfare state. She teaches Financial Management, Public Personnel Management, and Decision-Making in the MPA Program.

Villanova Partnership Invests in Future: April, 2010

A new video created by Graduate Assistants Ana Henandez (MPA 2011) and Elysia House highlights the impact of Villanova's partnership with School of the Future (SOF). For anyone not familiar with the West Philadelphia high school, developed by the School District of Philadelphia and Microsoft, the video provides a firsthand look at the technology-based education model and effect on students, teachers and volunteers. They hope that the best practices of SOF will influence schools around the world to better prepare students for an increasing digital world and global economy.

Pi Alpha Alpha: April, 2010

We are delighted to announce the formation of a chapter of Pi Alpha Alpha, the national honor society for Public Administration and Affairs, for the MPA Program. We will hold our induction ceremony and reception on May 13, 2010 at the Villanova Conference Center.

Graduate Open House: March 9, 2010

Good News: March 1, 2010

Congratulations to MPA student, Christopher Campbell. Chris was selected as a finalist for the ICMA Local Government Management Fellowship.

Good News: February 24, 2010

Congratulations to MPA student, Catherine Schneider. Catherine was selected as a 2010 Founders' Forum Fellow by the American Society of Public Administration. Each year, Founders' Forum Fellowships are awarded to full-time undergraduate or graduate students studying in a field relevant to public administration. Fourteen students were selected for fellowships this year.

 

Tenth Annual MPA Dinner and Accreditation Celebration: December 12, 2009

MPA Program releases its annual newsletter: December 1, 2009 

"The Intership/Job Search: Resources and Strategies": November 19, 2009

Speaker: Jennifer Mullen, Assistant Director for Student Services from the Villanova Career Center

Graduate Open House: October 20, 2009 

Second Annual MPA Golf Outing: September 20, 2009

August 25, 2009

The Pennsylvania League of Cities and Municipalities (PLCM) partnered with Villanova's College of Engineering and the MPA program to offer a number of workshops on topics including: Pennsylvania? Open Records Law, Hiring and Promotion, Veterans Preference and Military Issues, and Harassment in the Workplace. The workshops were recorded in a distance learning classroom in the Center for Engineering Education and Research in order to be be made available over the web to municipal officials throughout Pennsylvania.

MPA Program receives first-time accreditation: August 1, 2009

MPA Ninth Annual Dinner: May 2, 2009

Tenth Annual MPA Dinner and Accreditation Celebration: December 12, 2009

MPA Program releases its annual newsletter: December 1, 2009 

"The Intership/Job Search: Resources and Strategies": November 19, 2009

Speaker: Jennifer Mullen, Assistant Director for Student Services from the Villanova Career Center

Graduate Open House: October 20, 2009 

Second Annual MPA Golf Outing: September 20, 2009

August 25, 2009

The Pennsylvania League of Cities and Municipalities (PLCM) partnered with Villanova's College of Engineering and the MPA program to offer a number of workshops on topics including: Pennsylvania? Open Records Law, Hiring and Promotion, Veterans Preference and Military Issues, and Harassment in the Workplace. The workshops were recorded in a distance learning classroom in the Center for Engineering Education and Research in order to be be made available over the web to municipal officials throughout Pennsylvania.

MPA Program receives first-time accreditation: August 1, 2009

MPA Ninth Annual Dinner: May 2, 2009

Alumni at Welcome Back Picnic
Students and Crandall Jones
Students at ICMA Event