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New VCU Wilder School poll shows more than 60% of parents will support having their children vaccinated. [View Image]
News / May 6, 2021

A majority of Virginia parents are willing to have their children vaccinated

A majority of parents in Virginia are likely to get their children vaccinated, according to the new statewide vaccine poll conducted for the Virginia Department of Emergency Management by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University. Read more

Aaron Berryhill, Marcus Grant, Bonnie G. Mani, Ph.D., Felix Sarfo-Kantanka, Sarah Scarbrough, Ph.D., Mariah Williams (left to right) [View Image]
News / May 6, 2021

PSRW 2021: Student & Alumni Spotlights

The Wilder School is proud to feature a current student and five alumni during Public Service Recognition Week who have made outstanding achievements in the realm of public service and policy.Read more

News / May 4, 2021

The History of the Wilder School

Since its inception, the Wilder School has been focused on public and community service in several forms with different degree programs at VCU. Learn more about the school's history during Public Service Recognition week. Read more

News / May 3, 2021

Plessy v. Ferguson and the Legacy of “Separate but Equal” After 125 Years Virtual Conference

Join us for the Plessy v. Ferguson and the Legacy of “Separate but Equal” After 125 Years virtual conference on Tuesday, May 18 from 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EST.Read more

Events / April 30, 2021

Governor Wilder to Reflect on Leadership Lessons

Join the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs for a Lunch and Learn Zoom presentation featuring Governor L. Douglas Wilder, 66th Governor of Virginia and Distinguished Professor on May 19.Read more

Events / April 30, 2021

Public Service Recognition Week 2021

In commemoration of Public Service Recognition Week, the Wilder School will feature current students and alumni who have made outstanding achievements in the realm of public service and policy on our Wilder School Facebook page. We will also share stories about Governor L. Douglas Wilder’s notable career in public service and our school’s history over the years. Read more

Anti-racist scholar and activist Ibram Kendi. [View Image]
News / April 20, 2021

Anti-racist Scholar and Activist Ibram Kendi Headlines Wilder School Sponsored Plenary at 2021 ASPA conference

The Wilder School sponsored a special Anti-Racism Plenary Session featuring National Book Award recipient Ibram Kendi during the 2021 American Society for Public Administration Conference (ASPA) held on April 14. Dean Susan Gooden moderated the discussion as Kendi elaborated on the concept of antiracism, his recent publications and thoughts on reparations and other policy recommendations.Read more

News / April 20, 2021

2020-21 Wilder School Student Awards & Recognition

The Wilder School Student Awards and Recognition ceremony took place virtually on April 12 and honored students for academic excellence. Read more

Events / April 13, 2021

Finale doctoral lecture series talk to feature noted researcher, John T. Cooper, Jr.

The final lecture in this academic year’s Wilder School Doctoral Lecture Series in Public Policy will take place virtually on Tuesday, April 20 and feature John T. Cooper, Jr., Ph.D., Assistant Vice President for Public Partnership & Outreach and a professor of the practice in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning at Texas A&M University. Read more

Susan Gooden, Ph.D., who currently serves as interim dean of the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University, has been named dean, effective April 16. [View Image]
News / April 9, 2021

Dean Gooden Opinion Column in Richmond Times-Dispatch

Dean Susan Gooden’s guest opinion column in the Richmond Times-Dispatch reminds readers of the importance of celebrating Virginians who have made extraordinary contributions to the practice of government and the well-being of our communities and citizens.Read more

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