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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