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Engage WSU

The Public Policy & Management Center, Hugo Wall School and the Division of Diversity & Community Engagement present Engage WSU, a day that brings together University, public, nonprofit and community leaders for current research and knowledge exchange in public service.

Who Should Attend

→ Local government managers
→ Nonprofit professionals
→ Elected officials
→ Community leaders
→ WSU faculty, staff, students and alumni

 Register by September 10
Engage WSU 2017

Event Information

Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018
11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Lunch begins at 11:30

Wichita State University Marcus Welcome Center
1845 Fairmount St.
Wichita, Kan. 67260

$50 includes lunch
($20 for Hugo Wall School MPA students, faculty & staff - use code WSUICT at checkout)


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Registration and Lunch | 11:30 a.m.

Lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m., with opportunities for networking with fellow attendees.

Introduction and Welcome | noon

Public Policy and Management Director Misty Bruckner and WSU VP for Diversity and Community Engagement Dr. Marché Fleming-Randle will present words of welcome.

Parting Words from Hannes Zacharias | 12:15 p.m.

Former Johnson County Manager Hannes Zacharias will share his parting words after having recently retired.

Keynote Presentation | 1:00 p.m.

Dr. Richard Muma, WSU Provost and Professor, will give a keynote presentation.

Breakout Session 1: Project Wichita | 2:15 p.m.

Project Wichita: Strategies to engage diverse voices in your community. PPMC Community Development Manager LaShonda Garnes will present about the Project Wichita process and tools utilized to engage the diverse voices of the Wichita region.

Breakout Session 2: Environmental Finance Center Showcase | 2:15 p.m.

Environmental Finance Center Showcase: Join Michele Pugh, Director of the Environmental Finance Center, as she shares different tools and programs to make your community healthier. Projects include: KanCap, MUM, Air Quality, Working in Water and lead testing in communities.

Breakout Session 3: Cost Avoidance Studies in Healthcare | 3:15 p.m.

Lisa Dodson, PPMC Research and Program Evaluation Manager, will moderate a panel of local experts as they share about their experience with cost avoidance studies in healthcare.

Breakout Session 4: Division of Diversity and Community Engagement | 3:15 p.m.

The WSU Division of Diversity and Community Engagement will give a presentation on a recent project.

The Road to 2020: Preparing Your City for the 2020 Census | 4:15 p.m.

Dr. Alan Organ, Partnership Specialist at the Dallas Regional Census Office/Field Division/Denver Region, will give a presentation on what cities can do to prepare for the upcoming 2020 census.

Closing | 5:00 p.m.

Conference end


More Information

Marcus Welcome Center is at the northeast corner of the WSU campus on Mike Oatman Dr., east of Eck Baseball Stadium.

Free parking is available next to Marcus Welcome Center. Visitors can park all day in any lot with a green or yellow permit. Additional parking is available across the street in the lot next to Eck Stadium.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be made in writing by e-mail, mail or fax. Cancellations received five days prior to the event will receive a 75% refund. Cancellations received fewer than five days prior to the event will not receive a refund.

Adrienne McAlpine, Event Coordinator
Wichita State University Public Policy & Management Center
(316) 978-6831