The Future of CCPA
The College of Community and Public Affairs is preparing for an exciting future. Created to educate future leaders in government, nonprofit and other social service organizations, and in institutions of higher education, the CCPA enters the next stage of its development with excitement and energy.
Located in the University Downtown Center, our students are close to the organizations with which we work, allowing for real-world learning through extensive internship and field-experience programs. This valuable hands-on experience better prepares our students for their chosen fields and teaches them the value of giving back to the community.
Being in the middle of downtown also allows our faculty to apply their nationally recognized research to a local setting. Working closely with nonprofit and government agencies in our region, the CCPA establishes partnerships that help our students learn while providing agencies with services they could not otherwise obtain. This innovative model is making the CCPA a benchmark institution for civic engagement and public service across the country.
In the CCPA’s future, cities and communities around the nation will access the information and solutions we develop. We will add more opportunities for our students and make concerted efforts to retain students in the area. We will work to make our region stronger and revitalize communities across the state and the country, wherever our graduates are located and our lessons applied.
Points of Pride
- Immigration Studies and International Programs. Expanding upon our international efforts, the CCPA is developing an interdisciplinary Program in Immigration Studies, melding faculty expertise in all four CCPA departments to examine theories and conditions of citizenship, factors that contribute to decisions to emigrate and experiences of immigrants in their new locations with community and services.