CPACS 40th Anniversary
The Grace Abbott School of Social Work 75th Anniversary
Center for Public Affairs Research 50th Anniversary
Goodrich Scholarship Program 40th Anniversary
The University's Answer to Urban Concerns: Overview of the College of Public Affairs and Community Service.
Featuring Robert Spire, David Hinton, and Wilda Stephenson
First aired September 21, 1983.
The College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) was created amidst the social and racial turbulence occurring in Omaha in the early 1970s to ensure the university was responsive to the critical social needs and concerns of our community and state.
The College was given the mission not only to provide educational and training programs of the highest caliber to prepare students for careers and leadership in the public service, but also to reach out to the community to help solve public problems. This mission is reflected in our motto: “Engaging Citizens, Creating Solutions, Serving the Community.”
From those days almost 40 years ago, the College has become a national leader among similar colleges. Its faculty ranks among the finest in their disciplines (see Faculty & Staff Awards). Its degree programs are nationally ranked. And faculty, staff, and students are integral to the community and the state because of their applied research, service learning and outreach activities. We take seriously our duty to address social needs and craft solutions to local and national problems.
|Theresa Barron-McKeagney (Social Work), Imafedia Okhamafe (Goodrich Program), Regina Toman (Assistant Dean and Continuing Studies), Jerry Deichert (Center for Public Affairs Research), Angela Patton (CPACS Techonology Center), Julie Masters (Gerontology), John Bartle (Acting Dean) with the college dog, John Kretzschmar (Brennan Labor Institute), Scott Vlasek (Aviation), Candice Batton (Criminology and Criminal Justice), Sarah Woods (Associate Dean). Not pictured: Ethel Williams (Public Administration).|
message from the dean.
Welcome to the College of Public Affairs and Community Service. The College offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate academic degree and certificate programs in social work, public administration, nonprofit management, criminology and criminal justice, gerontology, aviation, urban studies, and general studies. Our programs are nationally recognized for their academic excellence, research impact, and the caliber of their alumni.
The web site provides an overview of the College’s mission, strategic plan, programs, and services. I invite you to explore what CPACS has to offer whether you are a current or potential student, an alumnus, a donor, or someone interested in our research or outreach programs.
I think you will find we are justifiably proud of what we have accomplished and what we offer to those interested in pursuing excellence in public service.
Should you have questions or if I can provide further information, please do not hesitate to contact me via phone (402-554-2276), email: (firstname.lastname@example.org) or stop by for a visit at my office in Room 109 in the CPACS Building on UNO’s campus.
CPACS Deans Office
6001 Dodge Street - 109 CB
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska 68182
John Bartle, Dean
Regina Toman, Assistant Dean
Angela Patton, Technology Center Coordinator
Updated 5/9/2013 by Melanie Kiper