February 3, 2023

Event Recap | 2023 State of School Address

On January 27, 2023, the Evans School hosted the annual State of the School Address. Dean’s Council Members J. Eduardo Campos and Absa Samba provided welcoming remarks to frame this annual tradition. Recognizing the Evans School’s 60th Anniversary over the past year, Dean Jodi Sandfort offered reflections on her journey with the school and framed the key question, “How do we create ways to learn and act that move us towards our vision for the next 60 years?” A key focus is the work that it will take each of us – individually and collectively – to step more deeply in to learning and taking anti-racist actions to realize Evan School’s purpose: to inspire public service and democratize public policy. 

Evans Community Connect Session:

After the State of the School Address, we hosted a Community Connect Session to capture the collective wisdom of our community around key initiatives at the school. Faculty, staff, student leaders, and community volunteers participated in the dynamic session to crowd-source ideas and resources in service to the people stepping into and leading innovative school projects and initiatives on six topics:

  • Graduate Certificates
  • EPIC’s Paid Family and Medical Leave project
  • The Undergraduate Programs strategic plan
  • Evan’s Equity & Inclusion Council
  • The Alumni Engagement Lifecycle
  • NextGen Programs (NextGen Civic Leader Corps and Junior Summer Institute)