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The mission of the School of Public Administration is to strengthen public service in a democratic and diverse society. This mission is accomplished through offering nationally-recognized, student-centered educational programs, generating distinctive original research, providing quality service to the university and the profession, and engaging communities in public service programs and activities. 


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Tessa Barney

Director of Development, UNO College of Public Affairs and Community Service

Tessa has been with the foundation since 2012. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and a Master of Public Administration in nonprofit management from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She's honored to have the opportunity to build partnerships with donors that strengthen and enhance the community.