The Public Policy and Management Center (PPMC) at Wichita State University enhances public service to best serve your community.

Helping you help others.

Our three service areas help people-focused communities and organizations make data-driven decisions.

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Create inclusive community initiatives and engagement to improve access and equity.

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Address organizational and community needs through applied research, evaluation, and strategic collaboration.

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Advance communities through planning, talent, workforce, and organizational initiatives.

Ask an expert.

Misty Bruckner

Misty Bruckner

PPMC Director

Ask me about:

  • Management & Leadership
  • Strategic Planning
  • Community Initiatives

Email Misty

Nigel Soria

Nigel Soria

Research Economist & Data Scientist

Ask me about:

  • Survey Research
  • Program Evaluation
  • Data Analysis

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Paula Downs

Paula Downs

Talent & Organizational Success Manager

Ask me about:

  • Professional Development
  • Customized Trainings
  • Association Management

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James Roberts

James Roberts

Strategic Initiatives Manager

Ask me about:

  • Increasing Access in Communities

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives
  • Facilitation and Stakeholder Engagement

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Sarah Shaffer

Sarah Shaffer

Operations Manager

Ask me about:

  • Client Contracts
  • Internal Processes

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Equipping you for greater community impact.

The PPMC is committed to discussing issues and providing resources that lead to a more inclusive and equitable environment.

Case Study: Customer Service Is Public Service

The PPMC helped the Greater Lincoln Workforce Development Board in Lancaster and Saunders counties evaluate performance, needs, and opportunities from 2019-2021.

Including our innovative use of Secret Shoppers!

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