Kate Sinner ’04 MPA named associate vice president at Oregon Institute of Technology

alum-news-buttonKate_SinnerKate Sinner was selected as the associate vice president for government relations and strategic partnerships. Previously Sinner was the deputy legislative director to Oregon State Governor Kate Brown. Sinner also brings expertise she gained while serving as director of federal relations for Oregon State University from 2007 to 2014. To read more about her achievement, click here.

Rosemary O’Leary ’88 PhD (PA) picks up three lifetime achievement awards, completes set of five

alum-news-buttonrosemary-olearyRosemary O’Leary won three awards for lifetime achievement in public administration this past summer, including the Routledge Award for Outstanding Contributions to Public Management Research from the International Research Society for Public Management, the Frederickson Award from the Public Management Research Association, and the Keith C. Provan Award from the Academy of Management. With these three awards, O’Leary has won five out of the available five lifetime achievement awards in her field. In 2014 she was awarded the Dwight Waldo Award from the American Society for Public Administration and in 2016 she won the John Gaus Award from the American Political Science Association. To see more about her achievements, click here.

Katie Lichtig ’84 MPA is assistant city manager and COO for Santa Monica, Calif.

alum-news-buttonmaxresdefaultKatie Lichtig is now assistant city manager and chief operating officer for the City of Santa Monica, Calif.  After leaving her career in the federal government, Lichtig began working for the municipal government of Santa Monica in 1992. Previously Lichtig was the city manager for San Luis Obispo, Calif. For more information about Lichtig, and her role at Santa Monica, click here.

Helen Beaudreau ’09 MPA/IR now director of scholarship fund

alum-news-buttonHelen BeaudreauHelen Beaudreau was made director of the Gates Millennium Scholars Program at the Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF). The Gates Millennium Scholars program is a 1.6 billion dollar initiative funded by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gate Foundation and the APIASF is the nation’s largest non-profit dedicated to providing college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Previously Beaudreau was senior policy advisor for the U.S. House of Representatives where she spearheaded initiatives to end human trafficking. For more information about APIASF and their mission, click here.

Daniel Gage ’05 MA (PA) promoted to president at NGVAmerica

alum-news-buttonDan-Gage-221x300Daniel Gage was made president of NGVAmerica, a trade association that promotes the use of natural gas and hydrogen as transportation fuels. Previously Gage spent 20 years working for City of Syracuse, the New York State House of Representatives and J.A. Green and Company, a consultancy for industry. For more information about his recent achievement click here.

Raissian ’08 MPA/’13 PhD (PA) and Bullinger ’12 MPA find raising minimum wage reduces child neglect

alum-news-buttonRaissian & BullingerKerri Raissian and Lindsey Bullinger recently published “Money matters: does the minimum wage affect child maltreatment rates?” in Children and Youth Services Review. They reviewed eleven years of records on child abuse and neglect and found that increases in the minimum wage correlate with declining child maltreatment rates. Their findings were recently featured on sciencedaily.com. To read that article, click here.  Raissian is assistant professor of public policy at University of Connecticut, where she specializes in child and family policy, family violence and child welfare. Bullinger is associate instructor in the school of public and environmental affairs at Indiana University at Bloomington.

Maddy Hamlin ’17 MPA/MA (Geog) is fellow at public housing nonprofit

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Maddy Hamlin is the 2017 Polikoff-Gautreaux fellow with Business and Professional People for the Public Interest nonprofit (BPI). BPI advocates on behalf of public housing projects, and works to reform the Chicago public education and criminal justice systems. For more information about the BPI, click here. Maddy recently contributed an article about her work to CityLab, a webmagazine hosted by The Atlantic. To read her article, click here.