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From the Director

Welcome to our Web Site! The Public Policy Research Center is an original and multifaceted resource for metropolitan St. Louis. The PPRC engages leaders and residents in fulfillment of the University's mission to promote the St. Louis region's progress and prosperity. For more than 40 years, the University of Missouri - St. Louis has maintained a commitment to active partnership with the community.

The PPRC's professional staff and faculty fellows work for government agencies and nonprofit organizations, providing customized information and personalized training. Whether the need is for the development of new public policy, the evaluation of existing public programs, the training of organizational leaders, or the development of effective strategies for public or community organizations, the PPRC has the capacity and expertise to provide the service. Whether the issue is education, the environment, economic development, health, housing, or transportation, the PPRC has experienced personnel to collect and analyze data.

But the PPRC does so much more. It contributes student learning by engaging them in research assistantships. It educates students and faculty through applied research seminars. It informs the St. Louis community through issue forums and a variety of publications.

On this website you will find detailed information about our capacities, collaborations and calendar. The PPRC asks "How can we be of service to you?" We hope you'll let us know.

Mark Tranel, Ph.D.
Director