Wilson Center Partnerships with Top Graduate Programs

The Wilson Center for Leadership in the Public Interest has proudly entered into articulation agreements with the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policythe Cornell Institute for Public Affairs, and the Pepperdine School of Public Policy. Each program is dedicated to connecting theory and practice to prepare leaders who are willing and able to tackle our greatest and most pressing public policy challenges. Each program seeks to educate ethical, honest, forward-thinking leaders dedicated to serving others. Graduates of these MPA/MPP programs are prepared for senior-level leadership positions in state, local, or federal work in the executive and legislative branches; NGO and nonprofit leadership; political campaign and advocacy work; government and private sector consulting; and further graduate study.   Hampden-Sydney College’s expansive and rigorous liberal arts curriculum with a special focus on rhetoric, American institutions, Western and global Studies; codes of honor and conduct; and ethos of service make graduates especially attractive for such programs.  

Two Hampden-Sydney College graduates attended Batten at UVA during the 2022-2023 academic year: Connor Eads ’19 (UVA 2023) and Ethan Betterton ’20 (UVA 2022). Two Hampden-Sydney College graduates also attended Cornell during this academic year: Sam Farley ’16 (Cornell 2023) and Damien Sharpe ’13 (Cornell 2022). All four Hampden-Sydney men have distinguished themselves in the graduate school classroom and in service to their peers. Congratulations to Ethan and Damien on your recent graduation!  

For more information about the opportunities with these outstanding graduate programs, click here or contact Wilson Center for Leadership in the Public Interest Director, Dr. Ryan Pemberton ‘00, at (434) 223-6212 or rpemberton@hsc.edu. Young alumni with relevant professional experience are especially encouraged to apply!