MPA News

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  • New Exhibit Tells George W. Romney's Story Monday Dec 08 2014

    This year the Marriott School's Romney Institute of Public Management, which grants the Master's of Public Administration (MPA) degree, is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a new exhibit on its namesake George Romney and an acquisition of Romney's personal photos and documents for the Harold B. Lee Library's Special Collections. 


  • Ruth Ann Jefferies Honored as 2014 Wright Distinguished Alumnus Friday Dec 05 2014

    The Brigham Young University Romney Institute of Public Management named Ruth Ann Jefferies, a property tax specialist at the Utah State Tax Commission, the 2014 N. Dale Wright Alumnus of the Year. The award is presented annually to an alumnus who has demonstrated extraordinary service professionally and in the community.


  • Marriott School Staff Member Honored at University Conference Wednesday Sep 03 2014

    Heather Chewning, a program coordinator at the Marriott School of Management, received the President’s Appreciation Award at Brigham Young University’s annual University Conference on August 27.


  • Thompson Appointed Director of Romney Institute Wednesday Jul 02 2014

    The Marriott School of Management recently appointed Jeffery Thompson as director of the Romney Institute of Public Management, succeeding David Hart, who served for six years in that position.


  • Professor from the Marriott School to discuss citizenship at BYU devotional April 1 Monday Mar 31 2014

    Larry Walters, a professor with the Romney Institute of Public Management, will discuss citizenship as accountability and commitment to the well-being of the whole Tuesday (April 1) at 11 a.m. in the Marriott Center at Brigham Young University.


  • Business Study Abroad Programs Highlighted in Kick-off Events Tuesday Jan 21 2014

    Winter semester has just begun but students at Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management are already gearing up for this summer’s study abroad programs hosted by the Whitmore Global Management Center.


  • David Oyler Named 2013 Wright Alumnus of the Year Monday Dec 30 2013

    This past fall the Romney Institute of Public Management honored David Oyler, Spanish Fork city manager, with its 2013 N. Dale Wright Distinguished Alumni Award at a banquet held at the Hinckley Center. The award is one of the most esteemed accolades given by the Romney Institute.


  • Romney Institute Brings Aboard Familiar Faces Friday Sep 20 2013

    The Romney Institute welcomes new faculty members Brad Owens, Ty Turley and Chris Silvia. All three have BYU ties, impressive academic credentials and an ardent desire to influence and improve on the Romney Institute’s culture.


  • Lee Perry named Dean of BYU’s Marriott School of Management Replaces Gary C. Cornia Monday Jul 08 2013

    Brigham Young University Academic Vice President Brent Webb announced the appointment of Lee Perry as the dean of the Marriott School of Management.


  • Former Senator Given Prestigious Award Thursday May 02 2013

    The Romney Institute of Public Management at Brigham Young University presented former senator Robert F. Bennett with its 2013 Administrator of the Year award for his work in Congress.


  • Marriott Alumni Magazine Goes Mobile Wednesday Feb 13 2013

    Move over, USA Today. It’s time to add another app to the favorites list — the iPad version of Marriott Alumni Magazine. Looking to increase convenience and ease of access for readers, the Marriott School of Management released the digital edition including the current issue and all 2012 issues.


  • Gwen Holm honored as 2012 Wright Alumnus of the Year Recipient Tuesday Jan 08 2013

    The Romney Institute of Public Management at Brigham Young University honored Gwen Holm, director of mission support at NASA’s Dryden Flight Center, with its 2012 N. Dale Wright Distinguished Alumni Award.


  • Hairy Feet Make Their BYU Debut Tuesday Dec 11 2012

    The hugely anticipated film “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” tells the story of courageous Bilbo Baggins — and three Brigham Young University students.


  • BYU Honored as ‘Changemaker Campus’ Monday Sep 24 2012

    Brigham Young University has been designated a Changemaker Campus by Ashoka U. Ashoka U, a subset of the international nonprofit organization Ashoka, is an initiative set forth to promote social entrepreneurship in universities. BYU was named for its ability to produce influential students who make a difference on a local and a global stage. Nineteen universities, including BYU, around the world are honored with this status.


  • An Asian Summer Experience MPA student interns in China for U.S. Department of State Friday Aug 31 2012

    Romney Institute students are willing to travel all over the world — even to China — to gain valuable experience through internships. Kate Baxter spent her summer interning for the Utah-Qinghai Eco Partnership, a young organization in central China.


  • SVC Competition Hosts Students with Big Plans Friday Apr 20 2012

    This year's Social Venture Competition attracted students focused on improving lives through sustainable businesses around the world. Sponsored by the Ballard Center for Economic Self-Reliance, the eighth annual competition encouraged participants to enter ventures addressing social problems.


  • Sheila Bair Honored as 2012 Administrator of the Year Tuesday Apr 17 2012

    The Romney Institute of Public Management at Brigham Young University honored Sheila C. Bair as its 2012 Administrator of the Year for her management of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation during the recent economic downturn.


  • BYU Business and Law Schools Both Among Top 40, U.S. News says Other BYU grad programs rank well too Tuesday Mar 13 2012

    Brigham Young University’s law and business schools are both among the Top 40 in the country, according to the latest U.S.News & World Report graduate school rankings, released today.


  • Romney Institute Hosts Fairs for Job-Seeking Students Local government, nonprofit fairs put students in the spotlight Friday Mar 09 2012

    In the typical search for jobs and internships, students seek out the company. The Romney Institute of Public Management, however, is finding ways to bring companies' recruiters to students.


  • Executive Director of Utah Department of Commerce Receives Wright Alumni Award Monday Nov 14 2011

    Brigham Young University's Romney Institute of Public Management awarded Francine Giani, executive director of the Utah Department of Commerce, with its 2011 N. Dale Wright Distinguished Alumni Award. The award is one of the most esteemed accolades given by the Institute and was presented to Giani at a luncheon last Friday in her honor.


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