Hauptmann School of Public Affairs


Mission

The Hauptmann School of Public Affairs offers citizen-centered professional programs grounded in the liberal arts and sciences. As participants in HSPA’s vibrant academic community, faculty and students consider, with the coursework, the larger issues of democracy, stewardship, and technology. In so doing, HSPA seeks to prepare students with the courage and discernment to act for the common good in the global context. Going beyond competence, students develop knowledge, skills, and values requisite for leadership and service in and across all sectors of society, including government, business, health care, and nonprofit. HSPA cultivates public affairs as a life-long passion that is fundamental to citizenship in a free society.


Vision

The Hauptmann School for Public Affairs will serve the common good by graduating leaders who exercise authority responsibly, make ethical decisions, act with moral courage, and advance human dignity world-wide.