WRI Executive Director Delivers Keynote Address for Local ‘Call to Action’ Forum

Gwendolyn Harris, Executive Director of the Walter Rand Institute, delivered the keynote address at Gateway Community Action Partnership’s community needs assessment on May 1st.  The forum was convened to provide voice for people whose lives are impacted by the social and health service network, and assist those individuals with identifying current community needs, increasing their understanding … Read more of WRI Executive Director Delivers Keynote Address for Local ‘Call to Action’ Forum

WRI 2017 Student Staff Graduates

The staff of the Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs extends their congratulations and warmest wishes for a bright future to our May 2017 graduates. Celestina Anino – MA in Criminal Justice Project Assistant: Live Healthy Bridgeton Coalition, Planning Study for Ending Food Insecurity in Bridgeton City, Youth for Success Evaluation “This past year … Read more of WRI 2017 Student Staff Graduates

Jennifer Hansen, Founder & Chairperson of The Hansen Foundation – 2017 South Jerseyan of the Year (Not-for-Profit Sector)

In recognition of her successful efforts to provide comprehensive addiction treatment in Atlantic County, the Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs is honoring Jennifer Hansen as its Not-for-Profit Sector South Jerseyan of the Year. Jennifer’s dream to develop a much-needed addiction rehabilitation facility in Atlantic County came to fruition with the opening of the Hansen … Read more of Jennifer Hansen, Founder & Chairperson of The Hansen Foundation – 2017 South Jerseyan of the Year (Not-for-Profit Sector)

WRI Advisory Board Recap – February ’17

On Wednesday, March 1st, WRI held its biannual Advisory Board meeting at the Rutgers Alumni House on Cooper Street in Camden. Gwendolyn Harris, Executive Director at WRI, opened the meeting by announcing her retirement and thanking the Advisory Board for their continued support. She then introduced Sarah Allred, WRI’s new Faculty Director, and Darren Spielman, … Read more of WRI Advisory Board Recap – February ’17

WRI Selects Second New Faculty Fellow

The Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs has selected its second Faculty Fellow for the year, Dr. Michael S. Hayes. An assistant professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration at Rutgers-Camden, Dr. Hayes’ WRI Fellow’s research will follow on the Institute’s well-received report Is South Jersey Getting it’s ‘Fair Share’ of Public Goods, exploring … Read more of WRI Selects Second New Faculty Fellow

WRI Hires New Associate Director

WRI would like to welcome Darren Spielman, PhD, as their new Associate Director. In this role, Darren will work to continue The Rand’s growth into a premier applied research institute, harnessing Rutgers’ assets for the wellbeing of the Southern New Jersey region and beyond. Darren comes to WRI with over twenty years of leadership experience … Read more of WRI Hires New Associate Director