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Kansas University City Managers and Trainees Alumni Organization (KUCIMAT)

Supporting students and faculty to develop and improve the MPA program at KU.

Since the first MPA class graduated in 1950, the alumni of the School of Public Affairs and Administration have continued their long-standing tradition of public service, making a difference through their work in a variety of roles at all levels of government and in numerous nonprofit organizations.

2016-2017 KUCIMAT Board of Directors (PDF)

Supporting KUCIMATs: The annual dues contribution*

Your support of KUCIMATs ensures current students will continue to have opportunities to develop their careers under the direction and leadership of professionals in the field, travel to the annual ICMA conference, and receive scholarships. Each alumnus/a is asked to make an annual dues contribution. A membership notice is mailed to all alumni each year. The membership form is also available online, and your dues can be paid via PayPal.

Click here for a dues form (PDF).

CLICK the DONATE button below to pay your dues online with PayPal.


Your KUCIMAT dues support current MPA students by:

  • Providing student travel and lodging to the ICMA Conference
  • Providing ICMA Student Chapter Membership
  • Supporting student activities at ICMA
  • Supporting joint MPA Class meetings (usually held each January and April)

In addition, your dues support annual awards and events, including:

  • Alumni Awards
  • Eldon Fields Colloquium
  • Travel for KUCIMAT officers to meet with faculty
  • Alumni activities

*Your KUCIMAT dues are not a donation to the School of Public Affairs and Administration; rather, the dues support current students in the ways listed above. We hope that you’ll also consider giving to the School directly to support efforts to recruit promising students, launch important research, and provide resources for continued excellence in the School. To learn about opportunities to give, please see the options listed on our Giving page.

Click here for information about where you can find KU people at ICMA, including the KUCIMAT Banquet.

Thank you to our Banquet Sponsors!


Novak Consulting Group

Raymond Botch

Ray & Mary Lee Hummert

Would you like to have your logo here as a sponsor? Contact Ruth DeWitt at rdewitt@ku.edu or 785-864-2554.

View the Sponsorship Opportunities and Benefits.

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#5 in the nation for public management

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Three faculty have won W.T. Kemper Fellowships for Teaching Excellence
Rosemary O’Leary is KU’s Edwin O. Stene Distinguished Professor of Public Administration
Four MPA graduates have been elected president of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA)
Founder of the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory (JPART)
Four faculty are National Academy of Public Administration Fellows
Bob Kipp, vice president of Hallmark Cards, was a 2012 recipient of the CLAS Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award
Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. secretary of health and human services, was a 2009 recipient of the CLAS Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award
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