Roland V. Anglin, dean of the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University, has been elected to the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA).
Founded in 1967, NAPA is an independent, non-partisan nonprofit charted by the United States Congress to help “government leaders solve their most critical management challenges.” In accordance with its charter, NAPA evaluates the structure, administration and operation of governments and government agencies, identifying significant problems and suggesting timely corrective action. Though it works primarily in the United States, the Academy’s reach extends to governance challenges around the world.
Election to the Academy is one of the highest honors for those engaged in the study or practice of public administration. The select group of Academy fellows includes former cabinet officers, members of Congress, governors, mayors and state legislators, as well as prominent scholars, business executives and public administrators, who share their expertise on issues such as performance measurement in government, attracting and retaining top talent, and using technology to improve public sector effectiveness. Fellows elect new members of the Academy each year.
“I am honored to be a part of an organization that has been at the forefront of modernizing government practice and enhancing democratic participation in governance,” Dean Anglin said. “At the same time, I am humbled by the high caliber of colleagues on the professional staff and the roster of fellows.”
Dean Anglin will be formally inducted during the Academy’s fall meeting in Arlington, Virginia on Nov. 1.