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Why Public Policy Matters

Fifty years ago, Terry Sanford and Joel Fleishman created a program in the budding academic field of public policy, bringing insights from multiple disciplines to bear on real-world issues. As we celebrate this milestone throughout the 2021-2022 academic year, we have ways that you, our Sanford alumni, can join the celebration. You can take part in our events, or share your memories of Sanford via our #WhyPublicPolicyMatters vlog project. As an extra incentive, all alumni submitting a video by October 15 will be entered to win a pair of basketball tickets to the November 12thย home opener in Cameron. For more information or to submit your video, please email

Check out a playlist of Vlogs where alumni talk about why public policy matters to them.