Dean Charles Menifield sat down with New Jersey State Senator Ronald Rice to discuss Menifield's vision for the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA), collaboration opportunities between SPAA and the Newark community, and how the school's research and engagement initiatives translate into positive outcomes for Newark and New Jersey as a whole.
Watch the full interview or selected clips!
Clip 1/5: Menifield introduces himself and shares his interesting pathway from farm life to academia.
Clip 2/5: Menifield explains his vision for SPAA's role in the community.
Clip 3/5: Menifield discusses how SPAA can collaborate with local and state entities to tackle issues like housing vacancies and aging infrastructure.
Clip 4/5: Menifield shares his ideas for strengthening partnerships and building trust in communities.
Clip 5/5: Menifield explains the difference between politics and public administration and how SPAA's research fits into Newark's future.