The MPPA Program
May 11th, 12 MPPA graduates participated in the 2018 Hooding and Awards Ceremony in the Baker Center for Public Policy. More than 100 family members joined the MPPA faculty in celebrating the accomplishments of this most recent cohort of extremely talented MPPA students. Pictured from left to right are Alex Cross, Trevor Hobbs, James Gallup, James Thompson, Chrissy Freeland, Danielle Sander, Shaun Estep, Andy Deel, Nicole Lareau, Austin Deal, Samantha Lamon and Gian Coppola.
The MPPA Program honored some local governmental officials who have contributed to the program by mentoring students, meeting classes, and career counseling. Earlier in the day, the MPPA Advisory Board met to discuss its priorities and goals for the upcoming year. The MPPA program hopes to welcome two new faculty members in August 2019.
Making A Difference: The Big Orange Book
The Howard Baker Center for Public Policy and the Masters of Public Policy and Administration share a pair of words: Public Policy. They work together to train future policy makers and policy analysts. Last year, for the first time, our MPPA students had the opportunity to get hands on experience dealing with the most critical issues facing Tennessee. The Baker Center dubbed the project the Orange Book because, well, you know why they chose orange. The Orange Book is shared with state legislators, the media, and interested groups. Our students constructed the policy briefs on these issues. These policy briefs are critical for understanding every side of an issue for policymakers and voters. To see examples of some of these briefs click on the links below.
- Criminal Justice: Drug-Free School Zones
- The Opioid Crisis in Tennessee
- Medical Marijuana in Tennessee
- In-State Tuition for Undocumented Students in Tennessee
- Short Term Rentals