2015 Conference

SECoPA 2015

“Research & Application: Promoting Effective Public Service”

Charleston, South Carolina

September 30th to October 3rd

Hosted by College of Charleston




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The SECoPA 2015 theme emphasizes the importance of bridging theory and practice as public administration practitioners and scholars explore lessons learned and new ideas and innovations in addressing public problems. This theme is also meant to reflect the importance of the relationship between academics and practitioners, a distinguishing feature of public administration and SECoPA. The “Call for Paper and Proposals” final proposal submission date is May 15, 2015. For more information contact Dr. Kendra Stewart, Conference Chair, at stewartk@cofc.edu or Dr. Jo Ann Ewalt, Program Chair, at ewaltjg@cofc.edu.


The Embassy Suites at North Charleston will serve as Conference Center for the SECoPA 2015. The Conference rate for single or double suites is $135.00 + 13.5% tax per night. This beautiful hotel offers complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast and evening reception with beverages and snacks, complimentary shuttle to the Charleston International Airport, WiFi, and free parking. The Embassy Suites is located at 5055 International Blvd. North Charleston, SC. For reservations, call (843) 747-1882.

For more information about the conference in general, contact Desirée Fragoso, Conference Coordinator, at fragosod@g.cofc.edu.