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Professor Elected to National Academy Of Public Administration

October 6, 2010

Mel Dubnick, professor of public administration, has been elected to the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA). Dubnick will be among 30 newly elected fellows to be formally inducted into the academy at ceremonies to be held in Washington, DC, on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010.

NAPA is a nonprofit, independent organization of top public management and organizational leaders and scholars who tackle the nation's most complex challenges. Chartered by the US Congress in 1967 to improve the quality, performance, and accountability of government, NAPA includes a network of more than 650 distinguished fellows as well as an experienced professional staff. The National Academy consists of standing panels that study concerns of modern governance such as executive organization and management, the federal system, international affairs, public service, and social equity in governance.    

Membership in the academy is based on an individual’s administrative, scholarly, or public affairs related experience as well as a demonstrated a commitment to serving public sector ideals. Among notable academy fellows are former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, Senators Richard Lugar and George Voinovich, former Secretary of State Colin Powell, former US Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill, former Federal Reserve Chair Paul Volcker, former Virginia Governor L. Douglas Wilder, retired Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen, former NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe, US Controller General Gene L. Dodaro, former AMTRAK President Thomas Downs, and several of the top public administration scholars in the United States.


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