Honoring former secretary of the U.S. Treasury and Indiana University alumnus Paul H. O’Neill, IU President Michael A. McRobbie has announced the renaming of the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs.
The school—which in 2018 was named the No. 1 public affairs graduate program by U.S. News and World Report—will be renamed the Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs in recognition of O’Neill’s distinguished career in both the private and public sectors and his generous $30 million gift to support programming within the school.
The naming extends to both the IU Bloomington and IUPUI campus schools. In addition to maintaining the No. 1 overall Master of Public Affairs ranking, the Bloomington school’s graduate programs in nonprofit management, environmental policy and management, and public finance and budgeting are all considered the best in the nation.
“For more than four decades, Indiana University’s top-ranked School of Public and Environmental Affairs has produced groundbreaking interdisciplinary research that has contributed solutions to some of society’s most pressing needs, while also producing outstanding graduates who work around our state and the world to identify, define and help resolve many of our most challenging problems,” McRobbie said. “With this extraordinary gift from former Secretary O’Neill, and under its new name, the school is poised to further its enormous success in developing future generations of civic-minded leaders and providing them with the knowledge, skills and experience to build a better world.
“All of us at IU are profoundly grateful to Secretary O’Neill and his wife, Nancy, for their remarkably generous support and for all that they have done to ensure the success of our students, our faculty and staff, and a school that has become synonymous with excellence.”