John Glenn School of Public Affairs

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John Glenn School of Public Affairs
Established 2006
Type Public
Director Dr. Trevor Brown, Director
Academic staff 23
Students 500+
Location Columbus, Ohio, USA
Campus Urban

The John Glenn School of Public Affairs is a public policy and management school at The Ohio State University. The Glenn School offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in public affairs. The Glenn School provides research, training and technical assistance to state, public and nonprofit organizations. The school is named after United States Senator and Astronaut John Glenn.


The John Glenn School of Public Affairs was founded on the principle that an informed and involved citizenry is essential for democracy to thrive. The Glenn School’s programs equip students with the skills to become tomorrow’s citizen-leaders or public service professionals. The skills taught at the Glenn School give students the knowledge for civic engagement and the ability to make a lasting change in their communities and the nation.

The school officially was formed through a June 30, 2006 merger of the John Glenn Institute and School of Public Policy and Management.[1] The John Glenn Institute was founded in 1998 as a public service, research, and professional development institute. The School of Public Policy and Management was a part of the College of Commerce, then College of Social and Behavioral Sciences after its 1969 founding.[2]

“Inspire citizenship and develop leadership” is the mission of the Glenn School. The school prepares professionals for public service, challenges our students and the general public to be involved in the civic life of their communities. In addition, the Glenn School provides applied research that directly benefits the citizens of Ohio and the nation. The school offers a Bachelor of Arts in Public Affairs; Master of Public Administration; Master of Arts in Public Policy and Management (In-Career MA); nine different dual/joint graduate degrees and a doctoral program.

The Glenn School is home to the Battelle Center for Science & Technology Policy, the Parliamentary Development Project in Ukraine and has a Washington, D.C. office that works with government agencies and NGOs and is the headquarters of the school's Washington Academic Internship Program.

Page Hall[edit]

The Glenn School is located in Page Hall, a building initially opened in 1903 and occupied by the law school, the business school, offices of the Ohio Department of Health, the old College of Commerce and Journalism (the school of public administration that is a component of the John Glenn School was part of the College of Commerce), and the College of Music.

The John Glenn Institute moved into Page Hall after its 2003—-2005 renovation.[3] The $16 million renovation gutted the interior, leaving only the facade. A crowd of nearly 500 watched the rededication on 2005-03-03, with speeches delivered by former Senator John Glenn, Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman, Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer, Ohio State President Karen A. Holbrook and Tami Longaberger, chair of the Ohio State Board of Trustees. .[4]


There are over 2,000 graduates of the school's various degree programs. The following is a list of some notable graduates.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "OSU trustees meet, approve university-related matters" (Press release). University Relations, The Ohio State University. 2006-04-07. Retrieved 2007-01-22. 
  2. ^ "About Us". School of Public Policy and Management, The Ohio State University. 2005-11-04. Retrieved 2007-01-22. 
  3. ^ Porter, Wes (2003-08-14). "Page Hall". Beyond the Building (The Lantern). Retrieved 2007-01-22. [dead link]
  4. ^ Thompson, Josh (2003-03-04). "Page Hall dedicated". The Lantern. Retrieved 2007-01-22. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs". University of Missouri, St. Louis. Retrieved 2006-07-19. [dead link]
  6. ^ Milward, H. Brinton (2007). "Public Admin Faculty : H. Brinton Milward". University of Arizona. Retrieved 2007-02-28. 

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