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College of Public Affairs and Community Service

John Bartle, Dean, Regina Toman, Assistant Dean, and Theresa Barron-McKeagney, Associate Dean


CPACS Building at night.

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cpacs: nationally ranked, locally engaged.

The College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) was created in 1973 to ensure the university was responsive to the critical social needs of our community and state.  The College was given the mission not only to provide educational programs of the highest caliber to prepare students for leadership in the public service, but also to reach out to the community to help solve public problems.

The College has become a national leader among similar colleges, with eight programs ranked in the top 25 in the nation. Its faculty ranks among the finest in their disciplines (see Faculty Awards). And faculty, staff, and students are integral to the community and the state because of our applied research, service learning and community partnerships.  We take seriously our duty to address social needs and craft solutions to local and national problems.

message from the dean.

Welcome to the College of Public Affairs and Community Service. The College offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate academic degree and certificate programs in social work, public administration, nonprofit management, criminology and criminal justice, gerontology, aviation, urban studies, emergency management, and general studies. Our programs are nationally recognized for their academic excellence, research impact, and the caliber of our alumni.

The web site provides an overview of the College’s mission, strategic plan, programs, and services. I invite you to explore what CPACS has to offer whether you are a current or potential student, an alumnus, a donor, or someone interested in our research or outreach programs. I hope you can join us in our mission.

I think you will find we are justifiably proud of what we have accomplished and what we offer to those interested in pursuing excellence in public service.

John Bartle

contact us.

John Bartle, Dean | short bio

Regina Toman, Assistant Dean

Theresa Barron-McKeagney, Associate Dean

Karen Ressegieu

Angela Patton, Technology Center Coordinator
CPACS Deans Office
6001 Dodge Street
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska 68182
phone: (402) 554.2276
fax: (402) 554.4871
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Updated 3/26/2014 by Melanie Kiper

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