Walter Broadnax to be
MPA Convocation Speaker
Walter Broadnax, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Public
Administration and International Affairs, will deliver the keynote address at
this year’s MPA Convocation. A faculty
member at Maxwell since 2008, he has had a long and distinguished career in public administration and public policy
as both a practitioner and an academic.
the Maxwell School, Broadnax served as president of Clark Atlanta University,
dean of the School of Public Affairs at American University and professor at
the University of Maryland. He oversaw
the restructuring of the Social Security Administration during his tenure at
the Department of Health and Human Services from 1993 to 1996. He also held key positions in state
government, among them president of the New York Civil Service Commission and director
of Children, Youth, and Adult Services for the State of Kansas.
In 2015 Walter
Broadnax was appointed a Life Trustee on the Syracuse University Board of
Trustees. He received a PhD in
public administration from Maxwell in 1975.
The Convocation is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. on
Friday, June 26, in Hendricks Chapel with a reception afterward on the SU Quad. 06/12/15