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 pillars help people-focused communities and organizations make data-driven decisions: 


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Research and Evaluation

Assisting decision-makers in evaluating the impact of programs and crafting innovative improvements to meet community and organizational needs.

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Talent Initiatives

Helping organizations developing talent by advancing knowledge, skills and abilities through training, events and association management.

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Community Initiatives

Improving public service by empowering individuals and groups to share their voices and affect positive change in their communities.

Ask an expert. 

Misty Bruckner

Misty Bruckner

PPMC Director

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Ask me about:

  • Management & Leadership
  • Strategic Planning
  • Community Initiatives

Dulcinea Rakestraw

Dulcinea Rakestraw

Research & Program Evaluation Manager

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Ask me about:

  • Survey Research
  • Program Evaluation

Paula Downs

Paula Downs

Talent Initiatives Manager

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Ask me about:

  • Professional Development
  • Customized Trainings
  • Association Management

Abigail Hammack

Abigail Hammack

Strategic Communications

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Ask me about: 

  • Press Inquiries
  • General Inquiries
  • Recovery Connect

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.


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Program Spotlight: Recovery Connect

Recovery Connect is a Sedgwick County pandemic recovery program that supports individuals, nonprofits, and small businesses with resources to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.



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