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College of Public Affairs

Advisory Council

Building trust and providing support.

Meet our members:

  • Jonathan T. Brice, B.A. ’93
  • Daprena Boyd, B.A. '02, M.S. '05
  • Victor A. Broccolino, B.S. '77
  • Michael A. Canet, B.A. '93, LL.M. '02
  • Patricia Florestano
  • Peter A. Hammen, B.S. '89, M.P.A. '93
  • Wilson G. Hess, B.A. '73
  • James T. Hill, B.S. '70, M.P.A. '83
  • Edward N. Kane
  • Sylvia Smith Johnson
  • Joe Miedusiewski, B.A. '80
  • Carol Roberts, B.S. '07, M.P.A. '10
  • Stacy Rodgers, M.P.A. '99
  • Terrence Smith, M.P.A. '86
  • Dana Stein
  • Nonet Sykes, M.P.A. '94
  • Walter E. Wilson, M.P.A. '87
  • Rev. S. Todd Yeary

In collaboration with Stephen L. Percy, dean of the College of Public Affairs, the Advisory Council serves as a strategic partner in helping the college succeed.

The board advises, counsels and supports the dean and supports the efforts of the dean and college faculty to:

  • provide students with knowledge and skills for lifetime learning and prepare them for continuing success and responsible citizenship
  • advance relationships between the college and public/private organizations and individuals and raise the college's visibility in the greater Baltimore area.

The council also:

  • promotes and facilitates the college's research and service activities
  • ensures the relevance of curricula to the real-world challenges that face UB graduates
  • assists with strategic planning and provides financial support
  • assists students in preparing for entry into their chosen profession.

Advisory Council Awards for Academic Excellence

Each year, the College of Public Affairs Advisory Council presents two Awards for Academic Excellence to one undergraduate and one graduate student graduating from the College of Public Affairs.

Meet our 2012 awardees:

  • Evangula Brown, graduate of the Master of Public Administration program, completed her degree with a 3.74 GPA. She earned her bachelor's degree in criminal justice at UB before launching her graduate studies. She served as secretary and then president of the M.P.A. Student Association and as a graduate assistant in the College of Public Affairs, assisting professors Heather Wyatt-Nichol and Ed Gibson gather and analyze data for their research on ethics. She is also a member of the Pi Alpha Alpha honor society and participated in the planning and development of the M.A. in Global Affairs and Human Security, a new UB graduate program as of fall 2012.
  • Rosalyn Fulton, graduate of the B.A. in Human Services Administration program, completed her degree with a 3.91 GPA. She credits her professors and her adviser with helping her decide to further her career in addictions counseling by pursuing a future as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. "Many of the professors here have endured working a job and maintaining a family while attending school or returning to school after taking a break ... ," Fulton says. "'Knowledge That Works' is more than a cliche ... and the professors here embrace that concept."
Facebook See photos from the 2012 Advisory Council Awards for Academic Excellence ceremony.