Department of Public Policy Leadership

University of Mississippi

What can public policy majors do after graduation? Meet a few...

Christine Dickason

Christine Dickason
(BA public policy leadership ’15)
doctoral student in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Vanderbilt University


John Jenks

John Jenks
(BA economics and public policy leadership ’14
MA journalism-integrated marketing communications ’16)
Director of Public Policy and Government Relations for the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce


Austin Harrison

Austin Harrison
(BA public policy leadership '13)
Associate, Squire Patton Boggs


Gus Maples

Gus Maples
(BA public policy leadership '14)
Professional Staff Member, US Senate Committee on Appropriations


Keveon Taylor

Keveon Taylor
(BA public policy leadership, minor in military science ’19)
student in the University of Mississippi School of Law


Public Policy Leadership Careers

Our graduates establish such a wide range of careers and become leaders of their organizations because of the core set of skills at the heart of our liberal arts education.

Related careers to public policy leadership include government, law, policy analyst, natural resource manager, legislative researcher, nonprofit and NGO administrator, project development analyst and manager.
These careers illustrate the variety of places our graduates take their skills and talents:

Our graduates are…

  • Senior Associate, KPMG
  • Sr. Operations Manager, US Chamber of Commerce
  • Digital Media Relations Manager, National Restaurant Assoc.
  • Press Secretary, Office of Sen. Roger Wicker,
  • Asst. Deputy Chief for Policy, US Dept of Education
  • Associate Attorney, Baker Botts
  • Exec. Committee, Dem. National Committee
  • Policy Analyst for CFO, Dept of Homeland Security
  • East Coast Communications Manager, Lyft
  • Development & Alumni Relations, Vanderbilt
  • Dir. of Member Services, House Republican Conference
  • Development Facilitator, City of Denton
  • Law Fellow, Southern Poverty Law Center
  • Aide-de-Camp, MS Governor’s office
  • Policy Analyst, Greater New Orleans, Inc.

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