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Department of Public Management:

Late 1970s: Faculty members from the Government Department and Political Science/Public Administration collaborate to teach MPA Program courses.

1984: Public Administration Department was created with public administration-oriented faculty from the Government Department.

1986-1989: The Public Administration Department acquired Economics and Fire Science during a merger.

1990: The Public Administration Department was renamed the Department of Public Management, approved by a Personnel and Budgeting Committee consensus.

2000: The Accounting major was created.

2012: CUNY funding for hiring new faculty enhanced the MPA Program’s full-time faculty coverage, based on the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration’s (NASPAA) standards.

MPA Program:

1967: The Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program is created as John Jay College’s first Graduate Program with faculty from several departments.

1974:MPA faculty member and Dean, Nesta Gallas makes the John Jay College MPA Program an institutional member of the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA).

1978: MPA Director Marc Holzer creates the National Center for Public Productivity. Gallas & Holzer highly ASPA-involved

1983: The Inspector General track creates a joint venture program with Baruch College MPA Program; The MPA Program expands its reach to West Point.

1995: As proposals to merge or move the Inspector General track to Baruch College MPA Program, the Inspector General track remains at John Jay College due to its similarity to the institution’s mission.  

2019-2010: The Online Inspector General Program is created, under the direction of Economics/MPA faculty member, Jay Hamilton.

2000s: Professors Ned Benton and Roddrick Colvin oversee the new Oversight and Administration specialization.

Late 1970s: The Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) begins to accredit the John Jay College MPA Program.

1984: John Jay College MPA Program is accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA).

1991: John Jay College MPA Program is reaccredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA).

1997: John Jay College MPA Program is reaccredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA).

2007: John Jay College MPA Program received conditional accreditation by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) due to a review of full-time faculty coverage. 

2014: The Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) awards John Jay College MPA Program with the Diversity & Social Equity Award at the 2014 NASPAA Annual Conference.

2015: John Jay College MPA Program receives highly positive reviews during the Network of Schools of Public Policy and Administration (NASPAA) accreditation.

2000: The MPA Inspector General students attend the Association of Inspector General (AIG) annual conference.