Boise State’s certificate for applied public administration received an honorable mention Innovation Award from the Voinovich Public Innovation Challenge. The certificate was developed by Luke Fowler, public policy and administration program lead, and Stephanie Witt, director of training for the School of Public Service.
The award committee was impressed with Boise State’s strategy of targeting rural practitioners unable to pursue a full Master’s of Public Administration as well as graduate students in other fields with an interest in public service. The certificate for applied public administration is an online nine-credit program broken into manageable five-week sessions, which makes professional development in public service accessible to a much wider range of individuals.
The Voinovich Public Innovation Challenge is co-sponsored by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration ,and Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs. It was founded in 2017 to honor the memory of Senator George V. Voinovich’s legacy of innovative leadership in action.