Center for State Policy and Leadership

The Center for State Policy and Leadership is the policy center of the University of Illinois Springfield.

  • The Center provides a national stage for scholars, students, policymakers, and citizens to exchange ideas, engage in research, and expand our understanding of public issues.

News:

Forty-One Years: Reflections on Our Mission in Public Affairs

Barb Ferrara, the associate director for the Center for State Policy and Leadership, celebrates her retirement after 41 years with UIS. An oak tree was planted and dedicated in her name during a ceremony May 23, 2017.
  • For Barb’s retirement remarks in full, please click here.
  • To see more pictures of the ceremony and reception, click here.

UIS staff and students honored at the Railsplitter Public Service Awards Ceremony

UIS graduate student Scott Kinsell, UIS Clinical Assistant Professor of Public Administration Betsy Goulet and UIS Center for State Policy and Leadership Associate Director Barbara Ferrara at the Railsplitter Public Service Awards Ceremony.

For the full article, click here.


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