Public management & finance

This field looks at the effectiveness, efficiency, and equity of government management and leadership, providing valuable insights into making government work better for everyone. Notable areas of the School of Public Affairs faculty expertise include local government, budget and finance, disaster and emergency management, healthy and sustainable communities, and social equity and representation in government. Our alumni serve in government positions across Colorado, the nation, and the world.

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Our School of Public Affairs alumni make a huge impact in Colorado and beyond! Read their stories.

  • DCLF Alumni Spotlight: Renzo Amaya

    Aug 4, 2020 by Guest Contributor
    Renzo Amaya, Health Navigation Workforce Specialist, Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, shares his experiences of participating in the School of Public Affairs Denver Community Leadership Forum.
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  • New-MPP-Release

    CU Denver School of Public Affairs to launch Master of Public Policy in Fall 2022

    Nov 10, 2021 by Toula Wellbrook
    In its November meeting, the CU Board of Regents approved a new Master of Public Policy (MPP) program to be offered by the University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs beginning with the fall 2022 semester.
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  • Professor and Associate Dean Christine Martell

    Martell elected vice chair of ABFM, publishes book

    Aug 16, 2021 by Toula Wellbrook
    Associate Dean and Professor Christine Martell of the University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs has been elected Vice Chair of the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management (ABFM) for 2022. She also recently published the book Information Resolution and Subnational Capital Markets with Oxford University Press.
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    Biden picks familiar faces for top roles at FEMA, CIAOpens in a new window

    Jan 15, 2021
    President-elect Joe Biden is nominating New York emergency department commissioner Deanne Criswell to serve as the Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator. Criswell, an alum of the Master of Public Administration program at the CU Denver School of Public Affairs, is the first woman nominated to head the agency.
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    Alec Garnett, Colorado’s next House speaker, hopes you won’t think of himOpens in a new window

    Jan 11, 2021
    Colorado House of Representatives Alec Garnett poses for the portrait at the House chambers of Colorado State Capitol in Denver, Colorado on Thursday. November 12, 2020. Garnett, who is a CU Denver School of Public Affairs alumnus of the Accelerated Master of Public Administration program, will lead 73rd Colorado legislative session as speaker.
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    Colorado Democratic electors cast nine votes for Joe BidenOpens in a new window

    Dec 14, 2020
    Colorado’s nine Democratic presidential electors cast their votes for Joe Biden at the state Capitol on Monday. First-time elector Alan Kennedy, an attorney and doctoral student at the CU Denver School of Public Affairs, said he hoped Monday’s nationwide vote brings acceptance of Biden’s presidential victory.
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  • The Pivot: How Governments Are Changing to Meet the Needs of Our Time

    Dec 11, 2020 by Emma Martz
    On December 4, the CU Denver School of Public Affairs hosted its First Friday event centered around how governments are changing to meet the needs of our time, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Comprised of experts from state, city, and county governments in Colorado, the panel took a deep dive into the pivots that organizations have made during the tumultuous year of 2020, what processes would continue, and their hopes for the future.
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    Economic Development Class Strengthens Two Southern Colorado Communities to Come Out of COVID-19 Stronger Than Ever

    Nov 23, 2020 by Guest Contributor
    The School of Public Affairs Economic Development class has been credited by communities for providing an important service at this time of need. Read about how students and partners Downtown Colorado Inc. helped two Southern Colorado communities -- Cañon City and Rocky Ford -- adapt and help their small businesses, youth, and residents stay hopeful.
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  • What happened in our elections?

    Nov 20, 2020 by Emma Martz
    On November 6, the CU Denver School of Public Affairs hosted What happened in our elections?, its third installment of the First Fridays virtual event series, to unpack a range of topics from the presidential election (which had not yet been called at the time of the event) to the state and local ballot results. Moderator Paul Teske, Dean of the School of Public Affairs, was joined by Saja Hindi, reporter for The Denver Post; Mike Littwin, columnist for The Colorado Sun; and Sean Walsh, election consultant for Sean Walsh Consulting.
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