A century of impact

In 1913, Jesse S. Reeves, chair of the University of Michigan's political science department, responded to America's frustrations with government inefficiency and graft by calling on the University to offer the nation's first advanced degrees in public administration. The University responded to that call, and has never looked back, never stopped leading. In celebration of our centennial anniversary in 2014, we created this timeline to offer a walk through our history–from IPA to IPPS; from SPP to the Ford School; from our first female alum to our 100th anniversary class. Have a memory or photo you'd like to share? Let us know by sending an email to fspp-editor@umich.edu.