Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Friday, 25 January 2013 09:28

Dreyer appreciates alumni network

Steven Dreyer is pleased to report he feels "a little better all the time, as they say." The 1992 alum and urban education scholar has been recovering from a series of medical afflictions that forced him to step down as a lecturer at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee several years ago. "I am moving back in the right direction overall all these days," he says.
Wednesday, 23 January 2013 00:00

Leon fosters student success, engagement

Raul Leon's experiences while a student at the La Follette School transformed his career goals.

The only commonality among Elizabeth "Buff" Wright's career job descriptions has been "other duties as assigned." Now assistant vice president and secretary to the board of trustees of Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences in Claremont, California, the 1981 La Follette alum is helping to establish a school of biopharmacy that will prepare pharmacists to work in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries as well as in modern pharmacy practice.

Tuesday, 19 February 2013 00:00

Choi focuses on performance management

When Iseul Choi completes her graduate school training, she can see herself helping South Korea's performance management system perform better or maybe aiding South Korea's international development efforts.

Allison Vaillancourt believes people should be treated well and that organizations should have healthy cultures — so much so that the Chronicle of Higher Education asked her to write a blog to share her perspectives. The 1990 alum provides strategic leadership in human capital and organizational culture at the University of Arizona, where she is vice president for the Division of Human Resources.

Friday, 15 March 2013 05:25

Campus departments win high rankings

Several University of Wisconsin–Madison graduate programs are ranked among the nation's best in the 2014 edition of U.S. News and World Report's "Best Graduate Schools."
David Miller is the University of Wisconsin System's next senior vice president for administration and fiscal affairs.
An earlier and simpler Pell Grant application has the potential to increase college enrollment by youth from poor families by helping to reduce their uncertainty about whether college is affordable, a new study finds.
After reaching his career goal of serving as an appointed official in a governor's administration, alum Tim Casper is back in the higher education realm as public affairs and government relations manager for Madison Area Technical College.

As an analyst with the Wisconsin Department of Administration's budget office, alum Breann Boggs helps the governor's office and state agencies devise the state's two-year spending plan.

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