Evelyn Immonen
Aug 15, 2019

Alum Spotlight: Evelyn Immonen

Working on issues related to rural poverty may not be as glamorous as other high-profile policy issues, but for Evelyn Immonen (MPP ’18), the margin of good that can be done in just one small town is worth the effort and commitment

Craig Volden
Jul 18, 2019

Professor Spotlight: Craig Volden

“My mother was a professor of nursing at the University of North Dakota, and she served as associate dean of the School of Nursing for a number of years,” said Volden. “So, I grew up with an example of what it meant to be a valued professor and an academic leader. Although I thought of pursuing other paths along the way, this one felt very natural to me as I finished college and started into graduate school.”

The Batten Family
Jul 16, 2019

Leaps and Bounds

"Beginning with their extraordinary gift to establish the Batten School in 2007, the Batten family continues to shape the face of leadership education for the 21st century," said Ian Solomon, Batten School dean-elect.

Students walking outside of Garrett Hall
Jul 09, 2019

The Batten School Announces 2019-2020 Recipients of the Bocock and Hitz Public Service Fellowship

Today, the University of Virginia’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy announced the 2019-20 student recipients of the Bocock and Hitz Public Service Fellowship. Established in 2012 by a generous gift from Mary Buford and Fred Hitz, the Bocock and Hitz Public Service Fellowship Fund supports outstanding students in Batten’s Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree programs who are committed to effecting positive change through careers in public service.