20th Anniversary Celebration

Department of Public Policy and Administration 20th Anniversary emblem

On November 19, 2009, the Department of Public Policy and Administration celebrated its 20th anniversary with a reception at the Center for Collaborative Policy. This enjoyable event included comments by

  • Rob Wassmer, Department chair, Public Policy and Administration,
  • Charles Gossett, Dean, College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies,
  • Cristy Jensen, Founding Facultymember and Professor Emeritus,
  • Don Gerth, President Emeritus, California State University, Sacramento,
  • Jim Mayer, Executive Director, CA Forward, MPPA 1992 (first cohort of graduate program),
  • Josh Rosa, Policy Advisor to Governor Schwarzenegger, President, PPA Student Alumni Association, MPPA 2008.

Photos from the Event

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20th Anniversary Reception Acknowledgements

The reception on November 19, 2009 was made possible by the generous support of Susan Sherry and the Center for Collaborative Policy. We thank the Center for their generous underwriting of the event as well as event planning assistance; especially Tina Chen for fabulous graphic design support and Teresa Pal for administrative support.

Thank you to Leslie Davis at the University Union for her donation of give away items.

Thank you to Carol Hayashino and the University Advancement Office for their generous underwriting of the event.

Thank you to Phil Garcia and the Governmental Affairs Office for their support of the event.

Thank you to Suzi Byrd and the wonderful alumni of the PPA program for their work in making this a successful event.