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SWPA Breakfast
Join the Section for Women in Public Administration (SWPA) on Monday, March 9 at 7:30 am for its annual awards breakfast. This year’s featured speaker is community activist Lynn C. French. French has dedicated the majority of her career to working on behalf of families and children.

Congratulations to the 2015 SWPA National Award Winners:
Joan Fiss Bishop Leadership Award - Claire Mostel
Marcia P. "Marcy" Crowley Service to SWPA Award - Pat Shields
Rita Mae Kelly Distinguished Research Award - Mary Timney
Julia Juanita Henderson International Award - Meghna Sabharwal

2015 SWPA Scholarship Award Winners Announced:
Deborah Bailey
Sebawit Bishu
Samantha Larson
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5th Annual SWPA Social:
Friday, March 6, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Comfort Suites Hotel
RSVP Today!
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Your big break

Kalamazoo Co, MI (pop. 256,725) County Seat: Kalamazoo. Progressive county with an excellent quality of life located in southwest Michigan seeks experienced local government executive to lead its organization consisting of approximately 800 FTE employees and a $86.8 million budget. Candidates should apply by May 25 with resume, cover letter and contact information for 5 work related references
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The NASPAA-accredited Master of Public Administration Program at Georgia Regents University (GRU) in Augusta, Georgia is seeking to fill a tenure-track position at the rank of Associate Professor beginning August 2015. The committee will begin reviewing applications January 31, 2015.
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SWPA gets Social in 2015
Our new look brings new Web 2.0 features to help our community of Public Administrators buzz about our business such as a blog, a Facebook page, and Flickr photo stream.

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swpa origins

ASPASWPA continues to be one of the largest and most active ASPA Sections with a growing membership and full range of activities and programs for its members.

The Section on Women in Public Administration seeks to explore multiple issues in a panel discussion comprised of women in leadership roles in public service/political office as well as academics engaged in the scholarship of the interplay of gender, race/culture, and other subgroups.

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Newsletter of the Section for Women in Public Administration

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SWPA Leadership

Proposed SWPA Leadership 2015-2016

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SWPA New Board Members for 2014-2015

Dovie D. Dawson, Evgenia Gorina, Michelle Evans, Agatha Caraballo,Heather Wyatt-Nichol

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ASPA Professional Development webinars

ASPA's code of ethics: what does it mean and how will it be implemented?

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Bridging the Gap




A listing of job opportunities
  • Rutgers University -- Camden Department of Public Policy and Administration Associate Professor. Research and Teaching areas should include two or more of the following: Public Management/Public Administration Theory, State and Local Public Finance, Public Information Systems. See Announcement
  • Rutgers University -- Camden Department of Public Policy and Administration Associate Professor. Teaching areas should include two or more of the following: Local Perspectives on Community Development, Non-Profits/NGOs, Housing, Immigration, Socal Change/Social Movements, Family Issues, and Policy Advocacy. See Announcement