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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Access and Engagement

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

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Applied Research and Collaboration 

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

Kate Young and Shelley Hansel at Women in Public Service

Talent and Organizational Success

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


Ask an expert.

Misty Bruckner

Misty Bruckner

PPMC Director 

Email Misty

Ask me about:

  • Management & Leadership
  • Strategic Planning
  • Community Initiatives
Dulcinea Rakestraw

Dulcinea Rakestraw

Applied Research & Evaluation Manager

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Ask me about:

  • Survey Research
  • Program Evaluation
Paula Downs

Paula Downs

Talent & Organizational Success Manager

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Ask me about:

  • Professional Development
  • Customized Trainings
  • Association Management
Abigail Hammack

Abigail Hammack

Strategic Communications Manager

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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.

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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recovery connect sedgwick county covid relief community navigator program

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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