Public Service & Outreach

An important part of our mission is connecting the university’s research and teaching to the needs of the community.

Student Involvement

Governor Mel Carnahan Award for Public Service

Each year, this award is presented to an individual in Missouri who has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to public service and made significant achievements that positively affect their community. Both individuals and organizations can submit nominations for awardees.

Institute of Public Policy

Through the Institute of Public Policy, the Truman School seeks to enhance knowledge and understanding of critical public policy issues of concern to policymakers and citizens through program evaluation and management, public policy analysis and training.

Public Service Extension

Working with the University of Missouri Extension, we provide the academic home and public policy focus for: