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W.O. Farber Center lecture to feature distinguished USD alum

VERMILLION, S.D. -- Kenneth J. Meier, Ph.D., the Charles H. Gregory Chair in Liberal Arts and Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Texas A&M University and also Professor of Public Sector Management at Cardiff University (Wales), will present the program “Public Administration and the Failure of Politics in the United States” at the University of South Dakota at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19 at the Al Neuharth Media Center.

Presented by the W.O. Farber Center for Civic Leadership in conjunction with the USD Political Science League, the lecture, which is free and open to the public, will examine the interplay between politics and public administration.

Meier is a 1972 USD graduate and the author of more than 20 books and 250 articles and chapters. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and a Research Fellow at the Danish Centre for Social Research. Meier is also the recipient of several career achievement awards, including the C. Dwight Waldo Award from the American Society of Public Administration, the John Gaus Award from the American Political Science Association and the H. George Fredrickson Award from the Public Management Research Association.

For more information about this event, please contact the W.O. Farber Center for Civic Leadership at (605) 677-5702 or e-mail


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 78 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.

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Hanna DeLange
USD News