On Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Rackham Auditorium, the Ford School proudly celebrated the achievements of the graduating classes of 2015. The Charge to the Class was delivered by U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI). Members of the platform party included Senator Stabenow, Dean Susan M. Collins, John Ciorciari, Alan Deardorff, Carl Simon, Janet Weiss, Kim Meinert (MPP ’15), and Laurel Ruza (BA ’15).
More information: http://fordschool.umich.edu/events/2015/2015-ford-school-commencement
The Last Lecture, held April 24, 2015 in Annenberg Auditorium, brought together some of the BA cohort’s favorite professors to give short talks, imparting words of wisdom on policymaking, careers, and life. The event featured lectures from Ambassador Mel Levitsky (ret.), Megan Tompkins-Stange, Joe Schwarz; Joy Rohde; and Emad Ansari (JD/MPP ’15).
The Last Lecture was organized and presented by Gamma Rho Phi, a professional, co-ed fraternity named in honor of President Gerald R. Ford and dedicated to increasing opportunities for undergraduate policy students outside of the formal classroom environment.
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The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan is one of the nation's top policy schools. Our mission is to offer outstanding education for leadership in public policy analysis and public management and to excel in social science research that illuminates public policy issues and promotes better public policy.
We offer rigorous education to policy analysts and public managers, confident that those who are well trained in the analysis of economic, political, and organizational issues will be best able to address public concerns. Our interdisciplinary faculty, leaders in their fields, is committed to the effective use of the social sciences to understand public problems and contribute to their solution.
Degrees offered: Masters in Public Policy; Masters in Public Administration; dual masters degrees with schools/departments across the University of Michigan; joint PhDs with Economics, Political Science, or Sociology; and a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy.