Maria Aristigueta

March 21: Messick inaugural

SPPA's Aristigueta to be featured at Messick inaugural event

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3:10 p.m., March 7, 2013--Maria Aristigueta will give her inaugural lecture on her appointment as the Charles P. Messick Professor of Public Administration on Thursday, March 21, at 6:30 p.m. in the Marriott’s Courtyard Newark at the University of Delaware. 

Aristigueta’s talk is titled “The Civil Service after Two Decades of Reinvention:  Enduring Challenges and Big Questions.” 

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Aristigueta’s teaching and research interests are primarily in the areas of performance management and organizational behavior in UD's School of Public Policy and Administration, and she also works with the school’s Institute for Public Administration to assist state and local agencies and nonprofits. 

Aristigueta is the author of Managing for Results in State Government and Civil Society in Cuba and coauthor of Organizational Behavior in the Public and Non-Profit Sectors and Practice-Based Performance Management: An International Handbook

To register for the event, email sppa@udel.edu or call 302-831-1687 by March 15. 

There will be a reception immediately following the talk. 

About the Messick chair

The Messick chair was established by the University to honor Charles Messick, a 1907 graduate who for more than 40 years devoted his talents to the problems of governmental administration in the state of New Jersey and the nation.

Article by Kelley Bregenzer

Photo by Ambre Alexander

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