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Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs
Inspiring Leaders Who Serve

Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service

Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service is a leader among public service schools, working in public-private partnerships to find solutions to challenges facing communities, the economy and the environment. 

The Voinovich School is more than a think tank. We think about big problems – then we collaborate to activate research-based solutions that help communities solve economic and environmental challenges. The Voinovich School hosts projects in every county in Ohio, and then works to scale these solutions across Appalachia, the country, and the world.

Our interdisciplinary educational approach helps us give students unique learning experiences with real clients and organizations, all centered around outcomes. Our distinction among public service schools is our ability to build partnerships with nonprofit organizations, government, and industry to boost our resources and expand our impact.

  • Among the Nation's Top Public Affairs Schools

    The Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service is ranked 57th in the U.S. News & World Report’s list of top public affairs graduate schools for 2023-24, advancing from 62nd in 2022-23.

    The Voinovich School continues to strengthen its position as a national frontrunner in leadership and public affairs education through its strong public service mission and commitment to working with communities to implement solutions that make meaningful, lasting impacts on Ohioans’ health, livelihoods, and well-being.

Projects and Initiatives

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Reports and Publications

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  • Policy Options to Enable an Equitable Energy Transition

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  • Measuring the Economic Impacts of Utility-Scale Solar in Ohio

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  • COVID-19 Impact in Q1 2020: Implications for Health Care, Transportation Equipment Manufacturing, and Local/State Government Employment

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  • The Pursuit of Cooperation in Complex Governance Systems

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  • Advancing Equity in Public Service

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  • 4th Wave Economic Development Strategies

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Friday, September 29 Geography Colloquium | Geoffrey Dabelko on Climate Change Interventions, Sept. 29 3:05 PM — 4:00 PM Tupper Hall
Saturday, October 7 Voinovich School Homecoming Parade Watch Party 10:00 AM — 11:30 AM Howard Hall Site
Tuesday, October 10 Appalachian Social Enterprise Summit 1:00 PM — 8:00 PM Walter Hall
Wednesday, October 11 Appalachian Social Enterprise Summit 9:00 AM — 4:30 PM Walter Hall
Wednesday, October 11 Fall 2023 Sustainability Film Series: To The End 7:00 PM — 9:00 PM Ridges
Wednesday, October 25 Public Service Perspectives | Health Equity in Public Service: A Collaborative Opportunity 12:00 PM — 1:00 PM The Ridges Building 21

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