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Ranked in the top 10 master of public affairs programs in the nation
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#1 in the nation for city management and urban policy

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#5 in the nation for public management

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Three faculty have won W.T. Kemper Fellowships for Teaching Excellence
Rosemary O’Leary is KU’s Edwin O. Stene Distinguished Professor of Public Administration
Four MPA graduates have been elected president of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA)
Founder of the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory (JPART)
Four faculty are National Academy of Public Administration Fellows
Bob Kipp, vice president of Hallmark Cards, was a 2012 recipient of the CLAS Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award
Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. secretary of health and human services, was a 2009 recipient of the CLAS Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award
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Many thanks to those like Jewell Scott who helped Susan Sherman recognize that #localgov was where she would find her passion! And thanks also to Susan for helping others understand that they too might find satisfaction in public service! We're really proud of you, Susan, and thrilled to have you as one of "us."
The Assistant with Susan Sherman, City of Olathe, Kansas - Emerging Local Government Leaders Network
Ben McCready, Rock Island (IL) assistant to the city manager, adds to ELGL’s ongoing series on assistant city manager and deputy city managers by profiling the Assistant City Manager in Olathe, KS. Background Check Connect: LinkedIn and Twitter ELGL members may remember being introduced to Susan Sh…