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Conversation with Walter Broadnax 45 Years of Public Service

341 Eggers Hall

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Walter D. Broadnax is a distinguished scholar, instructor, administrator and public policy expert. He is currently a Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University, where he teaches courses in Executive Leadership and Managerial Leadership for the Public Sector. Until May 2008, Dr. Broadnax was president of Clark Atlanta University (CAU). Prior to his presidency at Clark Atlanta University, Broadnax served as Dean of the School of Public Affairs at American University in Washington, D.C., and as professor of public policy and management in the School of Public Affairs at the University of Maryland, where he also directed the Bureau of Governmental Research.


From 1981 to 1987, Broadnax was a full-time faculty member at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. From 1993 to 1996, he was the Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


This Conversation will explore Dr. Broadnax’s extensive public service experience and will touch on:

  • Changes in public administration
  • Identity in policy making and implementation
  • Issues of identity and diversity in public administration


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