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SPAA Service Day 2022 Features "Public Safety and the Public: An Intersection with the Community"

SPAA Service Day 2022 - Public Safety and the Public: An Intersection with the Community

On the Saturday before Thanksgiving, the School of Public Affairs and Administration holds its annual SPAA Service Day. The theme this year was "Public Safety and the Public: An Intersection with the Community," and SPAA hosted a panel presentation with service leaders responsible for the safety of the community. Panel members discussed key challenges in their respective areas, how graduates can pursue similar careers, how their work connects to public and nonprofit administration, and took questions. The members recommended that students follow up with them regarding internships and job shadowing opportunities, allowing students to connect theory to practice by creating networking connections.

Rutgers SPAA Director of Public Engagement Sharon Stroye introduced the moderator and discussed the importance of the annual event and the need for creating engaged public citizens.


  • Michael Dillard - Assistant Teaching Professor and Director of Undergraduate Program in Public and Nonprofit Administration, Rutgers SPAA


  • Jamie Hendrix - Lieutenant, Rutgers University Police Department
  • Kyleesha Hill - Executive Director, Brick City Peace Collective
  • Tyreek Rolon - Deputy Chief of Staff, Business Administrator Office, City of Newark
  • Dwayne D. Warren, Esq. - Mayor, City of Orange
  • Gwendolyn Williams - Executive Assistant Prosecutor, Essex County Prosecutor's Office

Watch a recording of the panel presentation: