Institute Projects & Activities
Department of Public Policy
Who We Are
The Public Policy Department is an academic unit of the Faculty of the Humanities and Social Sciences/Visual and Performing Arts, which prepares leaders to find their voice and impact the region, state, nation and world. The Public Policy Department oversees four undergraduate programs (Public Policy, Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice Online, and Public Administration) and one graduate degree, an upcoming masters degree.
What We Do
The Department of Public Policy serves over fifty students in a variety of delivery formats, including fully online, and sponsors events for the campus community to which the surrounding community is invited. Recent examples include the Annual Constitution Day observance (In 2018, co-sponsored by the California Eagle forum, features speakers such as WJU President John Jackson and Assembly Member Kevin Kiley, the annual Veterans Day Flagpole Ceremony, and the Annual Voices of Emerging Leaders Speaker Series featuring the seniors of the Public Policy, Criminal Justice, and Public Administration programs.
National Day of Prayer
The National Day of Prayer was created in 1952 when President Harry S. Truman signed a joint resolution of Congress into law. In 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed a law declaring that the first Thursday in May be designated as the National Day of Prayer each year.
Recent keynote speakers have included President and Founder of Strategic Renewal, Daniel Henderson and former Major League Baseball player Dave Dravecky.