Monthly Archives: September 2017


Meet Dana Harsell, new COPRA member!

Dana Michael Harsell, Ph.D. Associate Professor and MPA Director University of North Dakota Dana Michael Harsell is an Associate Professor and Director of the Master in Public Administration Program in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the University…

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Meet Josefina Brunicelli, new COPRA member!

Josefina Brunicelli Profesor de Planta Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración Josefina Bruni Celli is Ph.D Public Administration, New York University (2001); MBA with concentration in Public Services and Public Enterprises, IESA (1988); B.A, Political Science Yale University (1983). As full…

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Meet Kathrene Hansen Kin, new COPRA member!

Kathrene Hansen Kin Executive Director Greater Los Angeles Federal Executive Board President Kennedy established Federal Executive Boards (FEBs) in 1961 to strengthen the management and administration of Federal activities and improve intergovernmental coordination at the local level.  There are 28…

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Meet Bill Rivenbark, new COPRA member!

  William C. Rivenbark Professor of Public Administration and Government MPA Program Director The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill   Bill Rivenbark joined the School of Government (then the Institute of Government) in 1999. Prior to that, he…

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Meet Peter Ngwafu, New COPRA member!

Peter Ngwafu, PhD Director, Master of Public Administration Program Professor of Public Administration History, Political Science & Public Administration Albany State University   Peter Ajongwa Ngwafu, is a Professor of Public Administration and Director of the Master of Public Administration…

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COPRA Seeks Consultants!

NASPAA is excited to announce that it will be holding a small, regional conference in Beijing, China in early April 2018!   As a central component of this event, COPRA is looking to lead an Accreditation Institute in Beijing and…

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Introducing new resources on diversity & inclusion!

COPRA is pleased to share newly developed resources to help your program think strategically about diversity and inclusion! Explore the pages on climate, faculty, students, and curriculum, to help support your program’s mission-based planning. Don’t forget to refer to peer diversity…

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Welcome, 2017-18 COPRA!

With the submission of Self-Study Reports last month, and the official term start of our Commissioners, it is time to kick off the 2017-18 Cohort! First, we would like to thank our outgoing Commissioners, who over the past three years…

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What does the Accreditation Institute have in store for you?

Don’t miss this once-yearly opportunity to interact and learn with your peers the ins and outs of strategic program management. Join colleagues from across the globe for the 2017 Accreditation Institute, October 11, in Washington, DC!

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2017-18 Roster of Accredited Programs Released!

The Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation (COPRA) is pleased to release the 2017-18 Roster of Accredited Programs! The Roster, published annually, includes the actions made with regard to the 2016-17 cohort, including 8 programs achieving accreditation for the first time….

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