Martin School of Public Policy & AdministrationUniveristy of Kentucky

Res Publica


2012-13 Res Publica Officers hosted an informal student recognition ceremony.
Pictured: Jenna Skop, Dr. Merl Hackbart, Candice Rider

Res Publica is the Martin School's graduate student organization. Its mission is to facilitate the professional integration of students into public policy roles. The organization provides a support system and networking opportunities for its members. The students organize discussions, social events, city trips and generate public awareness about economic, social, political and historical issues in relation to public policy. Res Publica fosters leadership roles and personal relationships through professional development, community outreach, and cultural exchange.





Current Officers

Name Position E-mail
Jamie Giles President

Logan Rupard Secretary

Fransheska Quijada Treasurer

Marina Byrd Vice President of Academics

Hank Harned Vice President of Social Activities

Wes Holbrook Vice President of Student Issues

Nick Kilby Vice President of External Relations

Amanda Goff Accelerated Program Representative

Don Combs Accelerated Program Representative

Fall 2013 Events

Friday, September 7
WUKY Pledge Drive

Thursday, September 19
Back to School Social
9:15 p.m. at Campus Pub, 393 Waller Ave.

Saturday, September 28
Football Tailgate - UK vs. Florida
Time and Location TBA

Wednesday, October 2
Leader Speaker Series - Mayor Jim Gray

Wednesday, October 16
Service Project - International Book Project
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 26
Keeneland Tailgate
Time and Location TBA

Wednesday, November 6
Leader Speaker Series and Roundtable
Speaker and Location TBA

Saturday, November 9
Grant Writing Workshop
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with lunch following

Friday, December 13
Holiday Party
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Merrick Inn