Flagler College Public Administration

Flagler College Public Administration The Public Administration Program at Flagler College is designed to meet the academic and professional needs of individuals working in public service. We are located in Pollard Hall.
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The Public Administration Program was started as a community service in 2003 by Flagler College to meet the academic and professional needs and goals of individuals who work in public service in Northeast Florida. Our students represent the best success of our program. We have many students and alumni who credit their Flagler degree with helping them achieve promotions. Our alumni are recognized leaders in all areas of local government.

Operating as usual

07/14/2020

Flagler College Public Administration Program reminder:
Tuition – There is an increase in tuition of 2.9% for the 2020-2021 Academic Year. This same increase has been applied campus-wide. Tuition will increase from $4220.00 per year to $4342.38 per year, an increase of $122.38 per year, or $61.19 per semester. To offset costs, the EASE grant is available for PAD students and the Flagler College Financial Aid office at 63 Cordova St. can assist with the completion of this paperwork. Several scholarships are also available to public administration students. Assistance with both scholarship eligibility and questions surrounding tuition can be found at [email protected] or calling 904-819-6225.

06/28/2020

Greetings to All Alumni, Current Students, and Prospective Students,

Hope you and your families are safe and healthy. I would like to give you all a brief update regarding probable changes in PAD for the upcoming Fall Semester. These changes have been driven primarily by the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic impact on the campus. As you all know, PAD depends on enrollment. Since our ability to recruit has been hampered due to this pandemic, enrollment has been very slow. So, I need all of your help in continuing to spread the word about our program. We would like to see more students from Duval, Clay, and Putnam Counties.

This pandemic has also had a deleterious effect on our main campus and Flagler College Tallahassee (FCT) in terms of student enrollment, retention, and physical space. Classroom space for large classes present challenges due to social distancing requirements. Because of this, all academic programs (especially PAD and FCT) have been asked to explore the possibilities of converting some courses to online.

Since our program structure offers more flexibility than main campus, PAD and FCT has been asked to develop a plan to convert into a hybrid program. I know that some of you have expressed desires for us to remain an in-class program (also my preference), however, our current environment is forcing us to change how we deliver our courses. And since we continuously teach about effectively dealing with “organizational change," I see this as a prime opportunity for us to practice what we preach! The following consists of changes planned for the PAD program this coming Fall. However, it is important to understand that our situation is very fluid and may change again. These changes consider what I believe are the best use of our resources and the possibilities of us extending our reach for new students.

• PAD will convert into a hybrid. Of the 4 courses taught each semester, 2 will be taught in-class and 2 will be taught online. That means that all students will have to come to campus only 1 night per week. For each session, 1 class will be taught in-class and 1 online. An example will look like:

Session A
PAD-425 Issues in State & Local Government - Virtual
PAD-445 Research Methods - In-class

Session B
PAD-372 Intergovernmental Relations - Virtual
PAD-460 Program Evaluation - In-class

Policies addressing safety protocols, such as the wearing of face masks and sanitizing procedures on campus are in progress and will be continuous.

• Each semester will follow suit. Course difficulty is a determining factor in which courses will be taught in-class. Due to social distancing challenges, all Saturday combined classes are eliminated and Discussion Boards or other virtual methods will take its place. All full-time and part-time instructors will be required to go through 35 to 40-hours of professional development for online teaching. This will take place before the beginning of the Fall Semester. I expect “bumps in the road” as we transition into this new mode, so please bear with us.

• FCT PAD is scheduled to begin this coming Fall. Although FCT has been faced with the same recruiting challenges, there is already a small number of students who have been accepted. This means that St. Augustine PAD and FCT PAD online courses will be taught synchronously. When one of our PAD courses are taught online, FCT PAD students will also be included with that class. The reverse could also occur. There may a time when an instructor at FCT may teach a course online that will include our PAD students. Details on this are still in the works with Dr. Wayne Riggs at FCT. I'll be sure to update you when I get further details. This will provide an opportunity for our NE FL students to meet and collaborate with students in Tallahassee, which should bring interesting discussions on how public policy issues are handled in both regions.

• Tuition – There will be a tuition increase of 2.9% for the 2020-2021 Academic Year. This same increase has been applied campus-wide. Tuition will increase from $4220.00 per year to $4342.38 per year, an increase of $122.38 per year, or $61.19 per semester. Thus far, the EASE grant is still in place and unaffected legislatively.

• Current students, since you will be required to attend courses on-campus once per week, you will be required to renew your parking passes. So, don’t forget!

I know this is a big change for us, but it is a change dictated by our current environment. This is something that I believe we can and must do. We got a taste of what this may feel and look like this past Spring. Like me, many of you prefer in-class learning. I firmly believe that nothing can replace the discourse that takes place in the classroom, but the online/hybrid environment may become our new normal. As stated earlier, decisions on-campus are very fluid with this pandemic and there still may be changes to what I'm providing you with today. I just wanted to give you all a heads up on what is likely to come. I am still preparing Fall schedules and will hopefully send them out next week to all current and new students. As always, I appreciate you all for your continued support and commitment to the PAD program.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please let me know.

Best Regards,

Dr. Joel S. Bolante
Director of Public Administration
Flagler College

05/29/2020
Chat with Linda Stoughton

Linda Stoughton, St. Johns County Emergency Management Director discusses the connections to Flagler College's Public Administration program and her current role.

Calling on all PAD Alumni to spread the word!  The Public Administration program is accepting applications for the Sprin...
10/15/2019

Calling on all PAD Alumni to spread the word! The Public Administration program is accepting applications for the Spring 2020 semester. If you know a colleague, friend, or family member who is interested in completing their bachelor's degree from the 4th ranked best college in the Southeast Region, please encourage them to apply! More information on our program and access to our electronic application process can be accessed here: https://www.flagler.edu/public-administration-program/admission-and-tuition/
Our Fall 2019 graduation is scheduled for December 14, 2019, beginning at 4:00pm in the Lewis Auditorium. All are welcome to come and greet the newest group of Flagler College PAD Alumni!

PAD Section B members suffering from Senioritis!
10/03/2019

PAD Section B members suffering from Senioritis!

Dr. Joseph Joyner held a ceremony this past Friday honoring those students earning a spot on the President's List for ou...
10/01/2019

Dr. Joseph Joyner held a ceremony this past Friday honoring those students earning a spot on the President's List for outstanding academic achievement. An amazing 23 PAD students were recognized for their academic performance in the 2019 Spring Semester. Pictured are -
front row: Ricki Bower, Ryker Graves, Frankie Hammonds, and Allen Arnold. Standing: Dr. Joel Bolante, Brenda Nixon, Kelly Purcell, Joelle Sutton, Melanie Ryder, Thomas Hurrie, Whitney Graves, Justin Athanaseas, Renee Sloan, Priscilla Peacock, Claire Heffernan, Melanie Hall, Carmon Herring, and Flavia Alston. Those who could not attend were Robert Eads, Jake Powell, Victoria Rhine, Peyton Roehm, Sean Tirello, and Stacy Young. CONGRATULATIONS PAD STUDENTS!

Dr. Joe Joyner, President of Flagler College, and Dr. Alan Woolfolk, VP of Academic Affairs, greeted PAD adjuncts for th...
09/27/2019

Dr. Joe Joyner, President of Flagler College, and Dr. Alan Woolfolk, VP of Academic Affairs, greeted PAD adjuncts for the upcoming 2019-2020 academic year at the PAD Adjunct Reception in the Solarium on August 15, 2019. Also present were Sheriff David Shoar, Property Appraiser Eddie Creamer, St. Johns County Commissioner Henry Dean, retired Chief Robert Langley of the U.S. Capitol Police, and SABPD Chief Rob Hardwick ('08) and wife Kendall ('16). We thank our elected and appointed officials for their continued support of the Public Administration Program at Flagler College!

2011 Flagler College PAD graduate Larry Durden was promoted to the appointed rank of Commander on August 12, 2019 by She...
08/21/2019

2011 Flagler College PAD graduate Larry Durden was promoted to the appointed rank of Commander on August 12, 2019 by Sheriff David Shoar at the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office. Commander Durden also earned his Masters in Administration from Barry University in 2013. Pictured are Commander Durden and Sheriff Shoar; and Durden's family Nora, Grace, and wife Meghan.
Congratulations to the Durden family!

PAD New Student Orientation on August 8, 2019 in the Gamache-Koger Center.  Assistant Professor Rick Parker addressing n...
08/15/2019

PAD New Student Orientation on August 8, 2019 in the Gamache-Koger Center. Assistant Professor Rick Parker addressing new students, who will begin their academic journey in the PAD Program at Flagler College. Classes start on August 19, 2019. Beginning this fall, all PAD classes will be held in Pollard Hall at 31 Cordova Street. PAD faculty offices are also now located in Pollard Hall: Dr. Joel Bolante in P-142 and Asst. Professor Rick Parker in P-141. Drop by anytime to say hello!

Congratulations to the graduating PAD 2019 Spring class! Although small in number, they were incredibly tough and resili...
07/04/2019

Congratulations to the graduating PAD 2019 Spring class! Although small in number, they were incredibly tough and resilient as they tackled some of our tougher courses during their final two semesters! Way to finish strong! Additional photos can be seen here: https://photos.flagler.edu/2019-PAD-Spring-Commencement/

2012 PAD graduate Jim Priester was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in April 2019 at the @StJohnsSheriffOffice.  From ...
07/02/2019

2012 PAD graduate Jim Priester was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in April 2019 at the @StJohnsSheriffOffice. From left to right: LT. Jim Priester, brother Wade, and Jim's wife Paula. Congratulations to LT Priester!

Check out our latest Public Administration brochure!
05/02/2019

Check out our latest Public Administration brochure!

Make sure to mark your calendars! Here are some key dates leading up to the start of the Fall Semester:July 12 - Last da...
04/29/2019

Make sure to mark your calendars! Here are some key dates leading up to the start of the Fall Semester:

July 12 - Last day to submit an application for the Fall Semester.

July 26 - All documents, including official transcripts from all previous colleges/universities attended, must be received.

August 2 - Last day to submit the $100 deposit to enroll for Fall.

August 8 - Orientation for new Fall students. Only students who have deposited may attend.

August 19 – Classes start!

04/17/2019

Alumni of the Flagler College Public Administration program are invited to Commencement on May 4 at 4 p.m. in the Flagler College Auditorium. At this ceremony, we will be honoring Dr. Don Berglund for his service to Flagler College and congratulate him on his retirement.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP before April 22.
Questions? Email [email protected]

Congratulations to these outstanding public servants! These are PAD graduates with the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office...
04/16/2019

Congratulations to these outstanding public servants! These are PAD graduates with the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office receiving promotions on March 4, 2019.

From left to right: Sid Mickler ('11) from Sergeant to Lieutenant, Kevin Cronin ('10) from Lieutenant to Commander, Dr. Joe Saviak, and Michael Kunovich ('18) from Corporal to Sergeant.

Congratulations to the PAD Fall 2018 graduating class! We wish each of you the best in your future careers.  Remember, y...
04/08/2019

Congratulations to the PAD Fall 2018 graduating class! We wish each of you the best in your future careers. Remember, your bachelor’s degree is only the beginning of your academic lives…learning is a life-long endeavor.

Congratulations to Dr. Don Berglund for his 16 years of leadership and dedication to the Public Administration Program a...
04/03/2019

Congratulations to Dr. Don Berglund for his 16 years of leadership and dedication to the Public Administration Program at Flagler College, and to his unrelenting commitment to the more than 600 students who came through the program! Special thanks to everyone who helped organize this event: Deidre Simon, Jason Smith, Teri Hanans, and Rachelle Weir.

When the U.S. Navy commissions a new ship, the first sailors assigned to that ship are referred to as “plank owners.” When the PAD program was first commissioned by Flagler College, Dr. Don Berglund was the first person hired full-time to get the program up and running. Don is a “plank owner” of the PAD program and we are forever grateful for his service and dedication to the students and program. Best of luck, Dr. Berglund. You deserve a long, joyful and healthy retirement!

YOU'RE INVITED: Let's celebrate Dr. Berglund and his career accomplishments at a luncheon in his honor. RSVP through the...
03/07/2019
Tap to RSVP to Farewell Luncheon for Dr. Berglund

YOU'RE INVITED: Let's celebrate Dr. Berglund and his career accomplishments at a luncheon in his honor. RSVP through the link below. We'd love to see you there!

You're invited to Farewell Luncheon for Dr. Berglund - Click here to RSVP

TBT - 1889 - Ponce de Leon Hotel which would become Flagler College in 1968.  Image by W. H. Jackson & Co. and courtesy ...
12/06/2018

TBT - 1889 - Ponce de Leon Hotel which would become Flagler College in 1968.

Image by W. H. Jackson & Co. and courtesy of the Library of Congress. Courtesy of Tim Jackson & Historic St. Augustine.

Tonight, the Orlando Magic expressed gratitude for the courage, hard work, and devotion to duty of all of our firefighte...
12/06/2018

Tonight, the Orlando Magic expressed gratitude for the courage, hard work, and devotion to duty of all of our firefighters and first responders.

They selected PAD alumnus and recently retired Winter Park Fire Chief Jim White (2013) to represent all first responders for this special ceremony during their game. He's known nationwide for his leadership in America's fire service and we are especially proud of him!

12/04/2018
1902 - downtown St. Augustine - such a classic picture!
12/03/2018

1902 - downtown St. Augustine - such a classic picture!

Graduation is in 12 days - are you ready?
12/03/2018

Graduation is in 12 days - are you ready?

Professor Andrew Wiggins provided an exceptional educational experience for our students today teaching public policy an...
12/01/2018

Professor Andrew Wiggins provided an exceptional educational experience for our students today teaching public policy and elections and our college and program are especially grateful to him! It was wonderful to welcome a good friend of 30 years to campus.

We very much look forward to welcoming our newest students - the Class of Spring 2021 - to the Public Administration Pro...
12/01/2018

We very much look forward to welcoming our newest students - the Class of Spring 2021 - to the Public Administration Program at our New Student Orientation on Tuesday 12/18 at 5:30 p.m. in the Virginia Room of the Ringhaver Student Center!

11/30/2018
Congratulations to alumnus Ron Falanga (2017) who has just been appointed as the Procurement Services Director for Lake ...
11/29/2018

Congratulations to alumnus Ron Falanga (2017) who has just been appointed as the Procurement Services Director for Lake County Government! He attributes much of his success to his education in our program. Way to go, Ron, we are especially proud of you!

Congratulations to the graduates of Cohort D!
11/29/2018

Congratulations to the graduates of Cohort D!

Congratulations to the graduates of Cohort A!
11/29/2018

Congratulations to the graduates of Cohort A!

Congratulations to the graduates of Cohort C!
11/29/2018

Congratulations to the graduates of Cohort C!

11/28/2018

Graduation is in 17 days.

Congratulations to Heidi Ackerson, Charles Anasagasti, Lisa Asbill, Graham Harris, Lowery Johnson, Michael Kunovich, Cory Matthews, Mckenna Meehan, Jared Papesh, Kenyata Ragin, Amanda Raslowsky, Christy Ratliff, Corey Sakryd, Joseph Shaughnessy, Meredith Smith, and Kendrick Thomas!

Earn your degree in the beauty of downtown historic St. Augustine.
11/26/2018

Earn your degree in the beauty of downtown historic St. Augustine.

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Congratulations graduates of Cohort A - we are so very proud of you!
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