George W. Romney Institute of Public Management
- Existence: 1998-
The George W. Romney Institute of Public Management is a program designed to create graduates who exemplify the ideals of George W. Romney.
A professional education in public administration at Brigham Young University began in the mid-1960s with a Master of Science degree offered through the Department of Political Science. Within ten years, in an effort to better prepare students for careers in the public sector, the degree was changed to a Master of Public Administration and administered by the recently established Institute of Public Management. The Institute emphasized a vital focus on improving management practice in government, communities, and other arenas for public service, and later became part of the newly established BYU School of Management (later named the Marriott School of Management). In 1998, the Institute was renamed in order to reflect the values and work ethic of George W. Romney, former governor of Michigan. Romney’s ideals of public service, volunteerism, personal integrity, and working for the greater good encapsulate the goals of the Institute. The George W. Romney Institute of Public Management seeks to create graduates who will exemplify these ideals as servants to the public.
Citation:BYU Marriott School: MPA Program, 11/23/2010: "About the Romney Institute" (administrative history, name authority) http://marriottschool.byu.edu/mpa/overview/about
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
George W. Romney Institute of Public Management collection on American Motors Corporation, approximately 1942-1977
Contains the papers of George Romney on the American Motors Corporation, when he worked as an executive of the company. Includes speeches given and awards won by Romney, as well as inter-office memos and other correspondence addressed to or from Romney. Dated circa 1942-1977.
George W. Romney Institute of Public Management oral history and book project, approximately 1949-2007
Contains transcripts of interviews and other research materials for a book project on George Romney. Includes book excerpts in which Romney is mentioned, maps and information on research locations, and deeds of gift. All pertain to George Romney's life and career. Dated approximately 1949 to 2007.
George W. Romney Institute of Public Management papers on George W. Romney politics, approximately 1946-2007
Contains the political papers of George Romney, including speeches and clippings from magazines and newspapers. Also includes interviews, funeral service programs, campaign materials, and correspondence. There are some photographs. These pertain to volunteerism, economics, and political issues Romney faced as Cabinet member and Governor of Michigan. A few files also pertain to the political careers and lives of Lenore Romney and Mitt Romney. Dated circa 1946-2007.
George W. Romney Institute of Public Management videocassettes of George W. Romney events, approximately 1963-1997
Contains video recordings of George Romney memorial services and tributes, his speeches, and television interviews. Also includes video recordings from the Philadelphia Summit and other events, as well as his campaign videos and promotionals. Dated 1963-1997.
Materials are related to the graduate program of the Romney Institute of Public Management from 1993 to 2002. Materials incldue reports, department reviews, and proposals.