Inspiring Citizenship, Developing Leadership

At the John Glenn College of Public Affairs, we teach the next generation of public servant leaders how to solve complex issues facing our communities. We prepare students and public service professionals with the tools needed to make change a reality in civic life. At the Glenn College, we emphasize people and communities. Our commitment to working together and finding common ground across diverse perspectives and experiences sets us apart.

At the John Glenn College of Public Affairs, we go beyond the textbook by challenging and preparing students for a lifetime of collaborative relationships to build the communities of the future. We believe anything is possible through the power of collective action for the common good: it’s part of who we are and what drives the Glenn College experience.

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In The News

Public Affairs major DaVonti' Haynes used the Second-year Transformational Experience Program to gain a deeper understanding of the issues surrounding the Columbus City Schools and tells about it in his Buckeye Voices article. Click here to read his story.

Closing poorly performing Ohio schools does not appear to harm displaced students, at least not academically, concludes new research released by Glenn College professor Stéphane Lavertu and professor Deven Carlson of the University of Oklahoma. They found that three years after schools were closed, students who had attended a closed district school gained the equivalent of 49 additional days of learning in reading and 34 more in math. Charter-school students got 46 more days of learning in math, while gains in reading were insignificant. The study was commissioned by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. Click here to learn more.

Glenn College MPA student Nathan MacMaster, who is also a student worker in the Glenn College’s IT department, was named the drum major of the Ohio State University marching band for the 2015 season. Click here to see MacMaster in action.

News Archive


Date Event
May, 2015
May, 2015
High School Internship Program Reception
May, 2015
Dietary Guidelines for Americans Summit Reception (Washington D.C.)
May, 2015
Ohio Public Safety Leadership Academy Graduation
June, 2015

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