Susan Keim

Ph.D. in Public Administration (2013)
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Susan received her B.A. and MPA from the University of Kansas. She was Executive Director of Leadership 2000 in Wyandotte County, Kansas. Susan's past civic accomplishments include chairing the All-America City Steering Committee, which won the coveted All-America City Award for Kansas City, Kansas/Wyandotte County. She was founding chairman of the Community Foundation of Wyandotte County. Susan continues to facilitate strategic planning, community trusteeship, community development and team building for government, business and not-for-profits throughout the country. Currently, Susan is a Graduate Research Assistant for the Community Outreach Partnership Center through the Policy Research Institute. Her interests include City-County Consolidation, Urban Policy, and Race and Ethnicity.

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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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