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    Department of Public Management & Government

Department of Public Management & Government
110F Bert Combs Building
Morehead, KY  40351
Phone: 606-783-5419
Fax: 606-783-5092

Dr. Stephen J. Lange
Associate Dean
School of Public Affairs 
Associate Professor of Government
Phone: 606-783-5420

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Community Outreach Partnership Center

The Community Outreach Partnership Center (or COPC) is a joint initiative between the federal government's Department of Housing and Urban Development and Morehead State University. The purpose of the COPC is to engage the resources of the university into shared partnerships with local community and government groups.

Center for Community and Economic Development

The Center for Community and Economic Development conducts broad-based research and provides services in regional analysis, economic development, and regional policy. Specializations include: computer mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS); social indicator research; environmental and natural resource economics; and transportation.

EDA Tri-State Project

Environmental Education Center

The Environmental Education Center (EEC)is part of the Kentucky University Partnership for Environmental Education (KUPEE). Founded in 2002 with the help of funding from the U.S. Department of Education, KUPEE is a partnership of all the state Universities in Kentucky. Kentucky is the only state to have an Environmental Education Center at every public institution.


GEAR-UP is a Federally funded (nation-wide) initiative aimed at encouraging schools, colleges, universities, and community-based organizations to help students stay in school, study hard, take the right college prep courses, and have high aspirations to pursue collegiate-level studies.

Kentucky Center for Geospatial Education, Research, and Outreach

The mission of the Kentucky Center for Geospatial Education, Research, and Outreach is to expand the use of Geospatial Information Technologies within and outside Morehead State University by working towards the following goals:

  • To improve the technical and analytical capabilities of MSU students and provide them with geospatial technology skills
  • To encourage and facilitate the use of geospatial technologies among faculty within MSU
  • To provide training, workshops, and support resources for geospatial technologies outside of MSU
  • To use geospatial technologies to contribute to the development of potential business opportunities in the region

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Small Business Development Center

The SBDC serves the needs of aspiring and established entrepreneurs in eastern Kentucky. The SBDC was established to provide one-to-one counseling services, continuing education programs, and management and technical assistance for prospective, as well as, established business owners. The SBDC also sponsors special projects and conducts research in areas of importance to small businesses throughout its service area. The MSU main campus office and the two sub-center offices in Pikeville and Ashland offer the following counseling and training services: needs assessment; comprehensive business planning; market research; financial statement analysis and control; cash flow analysis and financial projections; management issues unique to small businesses; and technology transfer.

Training Resource Center

The Morehead State University Training Resource Center is a member of the Kentucky Social Services Training Consortium, a cooperative venture involving all eight of the state universities with the Department of Social Service (DSS). The primary goal of the Consortium is to strengthen the Commonwealth's child welfare, family preservation, and juvenile service components of the social service system through the delivery of high quality staff training and educational programs.

Office of Geographic and Cartographic Services

Services Offered

  • Comprehensive Planning
  • Zoning Ordinances and Maps
  • Demographic Research
  • Geospatial Analysis
  • Parcel Modernization
  • GPS Technology
  • GIS/GPS Workshops

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