Brown to Serve as Executive Director of the State of Ohio Leadership Institute
Trevor L. Brown will be the inaugural executive director of the newly created State of Ohio Leadership Institute (SOLI). Brown brings experience as an academic leader, public sector trainer and instructor, and consultant to many public organizations at the federal, state and local levels. He will combine his role as SOLI’s executive director with his position as the dean of the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at the Ohio State University where SOLI will be housed.
“It’s an honor to help launch the State of Ohio Leadership Institute,” said Brown. “My career has been devoted to preparing the next generation of public servants and leaders.”
SOLI’s mission and purpose are to provide programming and leadership training to Ohio’s state and local elected officials. With funding from the State of Ohio and contributions from the Ohio State University, the John Glenn College of Public Affairs governs SOLI’s operations. SOLI will offer residential leadership programs, in-person and online training workshops and modules, and symposia and conferences to elected officials throughout the State. SOLI will also help get young people involved in public service through internships with the Statehouse and other state and local offices.
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Martin Luther King Day/Glenn Gives Back Day of Service
More than 50 Glenn College students, staff, faculty, alumni and their families braved the cold and snow to make sandwiches for the St. Lawrence Haven Soup Kitchen. The crowd made 880 sandwiches as part of the college's Martin Luther King Day/Glenn Gives Back Day of Service.
The St. Lawrence Haven Soup Kitchen provides 300 to 500 free lunches daily to the hungry Monday through Friday in downtown Columbus.
Glenn Gives Back Day of Service was sponsored by the Glenn College Alumni Society, Young Alumni Club, Public Affairs Student Association, Public Affairs Multicultural Student Organization, Civic Leadership Council and Civic Leadership Learning Community.
2017 Glenn College Alumni Awards
Three outstanding alumnae of the Glenn College were honored at the college's Leadership Forum for their public service. Lucy Gettman
, a 1981 dual degree graduate in Public Administration and Social Work, was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award for Career Achievement. Sarah Nerad
, a 2015 MPA graduate, was given the Young Alumni Achievement Award and Kim Ratcliff
, a 1995 graduate of the college’s Masters of Public Administration program, received the Outstanding Alumni Service Award.
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Ohio State establishes Drug Enforcement and Policy Center
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law announced that it, in partnership with the John Glenn College of Public Affairs and the College of Social Work, will establish the Drug Enforcement and Policy Center (DEPC) with funding provided by a $4.5 million gift from the Charles Koch Foundation.
An interdisciplinary center, DEPC will foster collaboration among Ohio State’s nationally recognized faculty in the areas of criminal law, public affairs, legislative reform, community well-being, economic development and social justice to explore how the “war on drugs” and other drug enforcement policies have affected Americans over the past half-century and possibilities for reform and improvement. It will also serve as an independent and reliable source for researchers, policymakers, the media and others interested in objective information about drug enforcement and reform, including rigorous examination of ongoing efforts by many states to replace blanket marijuana prohibition with various legalization and regulatory systems and rules.
“The Glenn College is excited to support the research and analysis of this new center to address the vexing challenges we face in drugs and law enforcement,” said Trevor Brown, dean of the John Glenn College of Public Affairs.
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New study to look at "deglobablization" and its effects on the Midwest
What would the ramifications be to Great Lakes region if the United States were to get ensnared in a lengthy trade war? These are questions Glenn College Assistant Professor Jeffrey Bielicki and other Ohio State researchers will address as they examine the possible effects of deglobablization and model the scenarios that might play out in the Midwest. The work is supported by the National Science Foundation, which on Sept. 19 announced a grant for Ohio State that is expected to exceed $2.4 million over the next three years. The money is provided through Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems (INFEWS), a research partnership between NSF and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Click here to learn more
Glenn College ranked 19th best in the world
ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects for 2017 was recently released and in the category of public administration programs, the John Glenn College of Public Affairs was ranked as 19th best in the world.
ShanghaiRanking began publishing Academic Ranking of World Universities by academic subjects in 2009. This release contains rankings of universities in 52 subjects across natural sciences, engineering, life sciences, medical sciences, and social sciences. In total, more than 4,000 universities were ranked.
Ranking indicators include measures of research productivity, research quality, extent of international collaboration and academic recognition. The bibliometric data is from Web of Science and InCites database produced by Clarivate Analytics.
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Glenn College to provide educational opportunity for elected officials
Elected Officials will soon have the opportunity to better prepare for their jobs with the help of Ohio State University's new State of Ohio Leadership Institute (SOLI). Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger joined other lawmakers and Ohio State University leaders in front of Page Hall to announce the new institute, which will be developed by the John Glenn College of Public Affairs. SOLI will provide leadership training and education for current and future elected officials at state and local levels. Click here to learn more
No time to wait: building a public service for the 21st century
Glenn College Professor Jos Raadschelders was part of a five-member panel of National Academy of Public Administration
Fellows who conducted a study on how the federal government's civil service staffing challenges can best be addressed. The report, "No Time to Wait: Building a Public Service for the 21st Century
" describes the current federal civil service system as "fundamentally broken." The panel recommends the federal government establish a new human capital system that provides agencies with the flexibility to effectively manage their missions. Click here to learn more.
Study to explore Franklin County’s high eviction rate
The John Glenn College of Public Affairs is teaming up with the city of Columbus and Franklin County to research the reasons behind the county's alarmingly high rate of eviction.
Glenn College graduate students will lead the research and gather research through face-to-face interviews, field observation and data collection.
We teach our students that before you run to solutions, you have to understand the problem,” said Dean Trevor Brown. “Why is it that so many individuals and families are being asked to leave their homes and places of shelter?”
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Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis receives the 2017 Excellence in Public Service Award
United States Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis received the John Glenn College of Public Affairs' 2017 Excellence in Public Service Award for his commitment to citizenship and public leadership at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., June 20, 2017.
Mattis said he was humbled by the award. “It’s not about me,” he said. “It’s about public service. We’re trying to build a country here, and it’s never done.”
Dean Trevor Brown said the Excellence in Public Service Award has gone to many who have decorated resumes with a spirit of service over the years, but in the wake of Sen. John Glenn’s death, he wanted to find someone Glenn respected tremendously.
“There’s no question that Secretary Mattis is deserving of this award tonight,” he said. “This is in part the college’s way to fulfill its commitment to the senator — to bind someone he revered in his life to the life of the college.”
Mattis said John Glenn was a role model. “I do not have the words to fully express my admiration and respect for Lyn’s father, for Annie’s husband, for a man who did what he did,” he said. “We all need role models in this world. We all need them because they inspire us. They remind us that if we look at someone like this, we can always be better the next day. We all need a code and the role models we choose to remind us of what we can be in this country give us so many beautiful opportunities.
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