Public Administration Staff Directory

Department of Public Administration
College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
412 S. Peoria St, 2nd floor
Chicago, IL 60607

Sharon Hayes
Assistant to the Head
Contact with questions regarding the MPA/PhD programs, general course advising, course scheduling.

Sarah McDonald
Program Assistant
Contact with questions regarding admissions and website

Elizabeth Motyka
Program/Student Adviser
Contact with questions regarding the Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy and MPA programs.

Sari Buffill
Accounting Associate
Human Resources

Alumni Testimonials

Jeanne Chiu

MPA 2010

"Because of my interest in improving the human condition through public service, I chose to enter the MPA program at UIC. Chicago, rich in history, diversity, and politics, is the perfect place to learn about all aspects of public administration. For my Capstone team project, I was provided the opportunity to collaborate with a nonprofit organization on the West Side of Chicago to develop a training and professional development curriculum. As Public Service Chair of PASA, I have volunteered alongside many of my colleagues in different service projects in the Chicagoland area. I like how this MPA program provides opportunities for students to interact with each other in the classroom and outside the classroom environment. It is a flexible program that enables students working full-time the ability to take classes at night. I would highly recommend the MPA program at UIC to prospective students."

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