Go to HHH home page.

In the News

Williams joins Project for Pride in Living

Paul Williams (MA '85) announced he will be returning to nonprofit housing after three and a half years as deputy mayor of...

Harper retires from running the Land and Water Legacy Program

Jane Harper (MA '88) was recently featured in a story of the St. Paul Pioneer Press on the impact she has had...

ten Broeke interviewed on plan to end homelessness among veterans

In December 2013, Minnesota Public Radio featured a story on Minnesota's plan to end homelessness among veterans. Cathy ten Broeke (MPA '04),...

Former state senator Borden passes away

Winston W. Borden (MA '67) age 70, former state senator from Brainerd, died Jan. 20 due to kidney and liver failure. He...

Hassan's work mentioned in ThinkAfricaPress

Zainab Hassan (MPA '04) is the project director for the National Library in Mogadishu, Somalia. Her work was mentioned in a September...

Leitz named interim director of MNsure

Scott Leitz (MA '91) was named as interim director of MNsure, Minnesota's health insurance exchange. Scott brings a wealth of experience. He...

Downtown Council names Cramer as new CEO

Steve Cramer (MA '79) has been selected as the new president and CEO of the Minneapolis Downtown Council and the Minneapolis Downtown...

Clift selected as "Champion of Change"

Earlier this summer, Steven Clift (MA '91) was selected as a Champion of Change winner. The White House Champion of Change for...

Skrebes interviewed by The New York Times

Robyn J. Skrebes (MPP '06) was recently interviewed by The New York Times in an October 8, 2013 article on the topic...

Omari featured in CE+HD Profile

Abdul M. Omari (MPP '08) grew up in south Minneapolis, just ten minutes from the University of Minnesota. Yet the first time...

Dahlberg formally announces U.S. Senate campaign

On September 26, 2013, Chris Dahlberg (MA '98) formally kicked off his U.S. Senate campaign to challenge incumbent U.S. Senator Al Franken....

Slawik wins mayoral race in Maplewood, MN

Former Minnesota legislator and Humphrey alumna, Nora Slawik (MPA '05), won the mayoral race in Maplewood, MN on November 5. Slawik won...

Johnson interviewed by CNN's "Black in America"

CNN recently came to town to interview Duane Johnson (MPP '10) as part of its "Black in America" series. Johnson co-founded Tuloko...

Rosales speaks at United Nations

Jon Rosales (MA '96) spoke at the United Nations third annual Earth Day dialogue on Monday, April 22, 2013. Jon's talk focused...

Hankey Featured in Star Tribune

Steve Hankey (MURP '08) was featured in the Star Tribune on July 25 for his research on cleaner cycling routes. He is...

Nix announces candidacy for St. Paul City Council

Noel Nix (MURP '08) recently announced his candidacy for St. Paul City Council Member in Ward 1. Noel is currently a legislative...

Alexander named Best Young Political Lobbyist in IL

Adrienne Alexander (MPP '08) was recently named the Best Young Political Lobbyist by the Chicago Reader as a Critics' Pick. "The first...

Slawik announces candidacy for mayor

Nora Slawik (MPA ' 05) recently announced her candidacy for the Mayor of Maplewood, Minnesota. Nora is currently the Director of Education...

Glidden announces re-election campaign

Minneapolis City Council Member Elizabeth Glidden (MPA '02) recently kicked off her re-election campaign for City Council. Elizabeth represents Ward 8 in...

Hauer's review of special education featured in TC Daily Planet

Jody Hauer (MPlan '80) is principal evaluator for the Minnesota Office of the Legislative Auditor, which is a nonpartisan research office under...

Harris part of discussion on the state of charities in Minnesota

Trista Harris (MPP ' 00), executive director of the Headwaters Foundation for Justice, was on Minnesota Public Radio's The Daily Circuit on...

Espinosa interviewed on MPR

Carlos Espinosa (MURP '06), was recently interviewed by Minnesota Public Radio on the slowing of the frac sand industry in southeastern Minnesota....

Torres Ray takes the $101 pledge

Several Minnesota lawmakers have been challenged to live on the same amount that families on Minnesota's welfare program get per week. Many,...

Omari appointed to the U of M's Board of Regents

On March 6, the Minnesota Legislature approved the appointment of Abdul Omari (MPP '08) to the Minnesota Board of Regents. Omari is...

Krueger featured on Comcast Newsmakers and HuffPost

Keith R. Krueger (MPA '79), CEO of Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), a U.S. nonprofit organization that serves as the voice of...

Plowden joins Children's Defense Fund and is featured in YWCA publication

In June, Chandra Plowden (MPP '10) joined the Children's Defense Fund (CDF) as the Beat the Odds® Program(BTO) and CDF Internship Program...

Yusuf publishes book, Somalis in Minnesota

Ahmed Ismail Yusuf (MPA '08) recently published Somalis in Minnesota (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2012). In his book, Yusuf outlines the history...

Tock hired as associate director of the International Fellowships Program

Rosa Tock (MPP '01) will start December 3, 2012, as associate coordinator for the International Fellowships Program at the Humphrey School of...

McGrann speaks at Westminster Town Hall Forum

Patrick McGrann (MS-STEP '01) gave a lecture at Westminster Town Hall Forum; his talk, titled "Playing for Peace in Gaza," was broadcasted...

Kolles directs the Carmel Bach Festival

Camille Kolles (MPA '03) is employed as the executive director of the Carmel Bach Festival. She was featured in the July 17...

Vidas quoted in Star Tribune

Mary Vidas (MPA '03) was quoted in the March 27, 2008 Star Tribune article "Mom's right: Kids need to get outside, play,...

Wing featured in the River Falls Journal

Christine Wing (MA'94), a speech and language pathologist, was quoted in an article by Phil Pfuehler, "Can school-run, 4-year-old program bridge possible...

Cole appears on NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Terra Cole (MURP '04) appeared on the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer on March 20 and 21. She was part of a discussion...

Farrell published in Star Tribune

John Farrell (MPP '04) was published in the May 1, 2008, Star Tribune for his opinion piece titled "An energy incentive is...

Mendis featured in Fergus Falls Journal

Patrick Mendis (MA '84) is collecting donations for tsunami victims in his native Sri Lanka. Read about his support efforts in the...

McLaughlin announces candidacy for mayor

Peter McLaughlin (MA '75) announced his candidacy for mayor of Minneapolis on December 16, 2004. McLaughlin currently serves as a Hennepin County...

Letofsky featured in The Southeast Angle regarding her candidacy

Cara Letofsky's (MP '96) candidacy for the open Ward 2 city council seat in Minneapolis was announced in the January issue of...

Jensen featured in Echo Press

Loraine Jensen (MPA '01) was profiled in the December 3, 2004, edition of Echo Press. According to the article, she 'conducted an...

Zimmer Kurtze featured in Star Tribune's business section

Heidi Zimmer Kurtze (MP '93), vice president of the Cornerstone Group in Edina, Minnesota, was the subject of 'Today's Spotlight: Heidi Kurtze'...

Bauer's Youth Farm and Market Project hosts Hines-Kerry

Jeff Bauer's (MPP '00) organization, Youth Farm and Market Project, welcomed Teresa Hines-Kerry for a visit during the fall 2004 presidential campaign....

Humphrey School alumni represent a web of professionals engaged in striving for the common good in our communities and around the world. Personal and professional notes are a way to share this news with the broader alumni network, and share in each other's successes. Updates are posted here several times a week and included in the monthly newsletter,  News + Views. Click on the "Contact" tab to share your own news with us!

Did you recently take on a new position? Join a board? Publish a book? We'd like to hear about it! Please e-mail hhhalum@umn.edu u with any updates, and we'll post them here, and include them in the next edition of  News + Views .

Contact Alumni Relations
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
University of Minnesota
301 19th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55455

612-625-2099
hhhalum@umn.edu

hhh.umn.edu/alumni