Dear students,

I wanted to send a quick happy Veteran’s Day message to all of you. As Dr. Filipova, who started our program’s tradition of thanking our student and alumni veterans on this day, wrote:

“Your service stands as an example and true inspiration to all of us.”

We are proud to have so many who have served in our MPA program, and in our alumni ranks. The experience, values, and commitment to public service you all bring into the classroom makes all of our students stronger.

I hope you all have a great weekend,


Michael R. Ford

Associate Professor of Public Administration

Director of the Whitburn Center for Governance and Policy Research

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh