There’s a new name on the University of Washington campus beginning Wednesday, July 1.  

The Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy and Governance is the new name of one of the university’s largest graduate degree programs.  The name change was approved by the university’s Board of Regents in May. 

"Our new name better represents our intellectual and practical contributions to policy design, implementation, and evaluation as well as leadership in understanding complex management challenges that emerge at all levels of local, national, and global governance," said Dean and Professor Sandra O. Archibald.

Founded in 1962 as one of the nation’s first schools of public affairs at a public university and formerly known as the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs, the program is the preeminent school of public policy and management in the Northwest, ranked as one of the top ten schools of public administration and policy in the nation. The name change does not impact the program's accreditation or any of the school's four degrees: Master of Public Administration (MPA), Executive MPA (Executive MPA), Master of Science in Public Policy and Management (MS), and Doctorate of Philosophy in Public Policy and Management (Ph.D.).

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