UMKC - The Bloch School






Who are we?


PASA is made up of MPA and I.Ph.D. students who are interested in networking and socializing with students and faculty outside the classroom to enrich their experience at UMKC. PASA is a great group of passionate and ambitious students. We look forward to continually developing PASA and increasing student and community member involvement. We encourage all MPA students to get involved in PASA in any way they can.


If you have any questions or suggestions please let us know. We would love to hear from you. Click here to become a member.

What is our purpose?


PASA’s purpose is to engage students academically, professionally, and socially in the study and practice of public administration.


What do we do?

* New Student Orientation

Each fall and spring we welcome new students into the program.

* Networking and Community Service

PASA provides opportunities for students to enhance their MPA experience by hosting a variety of social gatherings for students and alumni. In addition PASA offers opportunities for professional development by awarding scholarships for formal speaker events and professional luncheons. We also reach out to the community through monthly community service projects.

* PASA Alumni Luncheons

This semi-annual event brings MPA Alumni to campus to share where they are at now, how they use their degree,and offer advice about networking and the job search process.


* The PASA Professional Panel


Practitioners working in each of the three MPA emphasis areas: Nonprofit Management, Urban Administration, and Health Services Administration share their professional insights with MPA students at this semi-annual luncheon event.

* Graduation Parties


We host a celebration for graduates each May and December. As with all PASA events, good (and free) food abounds!* Other EventsIt is an exciting time to be a member of PASA!!  We are planning other events and are involved in other projects throughout the year.


* Other Events

It is an exciting time to be a member of PASA!!   We are planning other events and are involved in other projects throughout the year.


Want to know what PASA is up to?


Join the PASA listserv: For the most up-to-the-minute news and events from PASA (the Public Adminstration Students Association) you're invited to join their listserv. New subscribers can add themselves to the list by submitting the online form at


Follow PASA on Facebook: Become a follower of PASA on Facebook by following the link below: Facebook members can also search for "UMKC PASA"Click on the "like" tab to become a follower.

PASA officers for 2012 - 2013:


2012 officers 

Suzie Shuckman - Event Coordinator,  Justin Butterfield - Treasurer,  Brooke Burns - President, Dana Whitten - Vice President, Matthew Logan - Student Coordinator



Dr. Brent Never – Faculty Advisor






































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