PPMC Projects

The Public Policy and Management Center (PPMC) at Wichita State University provides policy and applied research and technical assistance and consultation for local government and nonprofit organizations of all types. Below are a few examples of our recent work.

Policy and Applied Research
The PPMC works across academic areas to provide policy and applied research to support public and nonprofit organizations on various topics impacting communities.

Overview of Rural Health-Care Research
Client: City of Dodge City, Kansas, and the Dodge City/Ford County Development Corporation
Completed: 2018

College Experience Summer Camp Study
Client: Wichita State University
Completed: 2017

ACT ICT Community Engagement Project
Client: City of Wichita, Kansas
Completed: 2014

City of Wichita Youth Employment Study
Client: City of Wichita, Kansas
Completed: 2017

Other Applied Research Projects:
South Central Kansas Prosperity Plan Regional Citizen Survey
City of Wichita-Sedgwick County Citizen Survey
USD 259 Citizen Survey Regarding Capital Investment


Technical Assistance and Consultation
The Center provides technical support and consultation services to government and nonprofit organizations on a variety of topics. The PPMC can provide direct technical assistance and consultation or facilitate special projects with content experts from other academic units at Wichita State University.

Great Plains Nature Center Strategic Plan
Client: Great Plains Nature Center
Completed: 2018

Cost Avoidance Study for the Substance Abuse Center of Kansas
Client: Substance Abuse Center of Kansas
Completed: 2018

Wichita Public Library Branch Review
Client: Wichita Public Library
Completed: 2017

Valley Center Strategic Plan
Client: City of Valley Center, Kansas
Completed: 2016

Effects of Abandoned Housing on Communities
Client: City of Topeka, Kansas
Completed: 2016

Ottawa Municipal Auditorium Review
Client: City of Ottawa, Kansas
Completed: 2015

Wichita Police Department Organizational Assessment
Client: City of Wichita Police Department
Completed: 2015

Other Technical Assistance Projects:
City of Wichita Fire Department Promotional Process
City of Wichita Recreation Restructuring and Strategic Plan
Kansas Policy Institute Business Law and Regulation Analysis Project
Reno County Transportation Plan Facilitation