SPAA Visiting Associate Professor James D. Ward Named National Forum for Black Public Administrators' Educator of the Year

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Dr. James D. Ward, Visiting Associate Professor at Rutgers University’s School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA), was given the National Forum for Black Public Administrators' Educator of the Year Award on Saturday, April 22, 2017 in Little Rock, AR. 

The award is bestowed upon an African American educator who is committed to excellence in the teaching of public administration and is committed to educating students to actively think and be engaged in learning, so they are equipped to effectively and ethically manage and lead public and nonprofit organizations.

The National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) is the principal and most progressive organization dedicated to the advancement of black public administrators in local and state governments. With more than 2,500 members and thirty-six chapters nationwide, it has a national reputation for designing and implementing quality leadership development initiatives of unparalleled success. NFBPA members are leaders and managers of public programs and agencies in more than 350 jurisdictions.

James D. Ward (center) receives the Educator of the Year Award at the National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) in Little Rock, AR on April 22, 2017 from Sylvester Murray, former City Manager of San Diego, CA and Cincinnati, OH (left), who nominated him for the award, and Dr. Calvin D. Jamison, NFBPA Secretary/Treasurer and Vice President of Finance at the University of Texas at Dallas (right).

James D. Ward giving a brief luncheon presentation after receiving the award

 

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