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James Madison College


Solving Problems and Getting Things Done

Through a unique and distinctive approach to the study and practice of public affairs, James Madison College (JMC) students, faculty, and alumni all share a fascination with solving problems and getting things done. James Madison College graduates play a constructive and ethical role in our society, whether professionally in law, government, or advocacy, or as engaged citizens and corporate leaders. We are proud that regardless of the public policy challenge facing us in the century ahead, whether issues of war and peace, social justice, economic development and prosperity, or managing the increasingly complex interface of the public and private spheres, there is a Madison graduate hard at work on it to make the world better.


James Madison College seeks to raise $5.0 million in the Empower Extraordinary campaign. We will achieve this goal with a mix of endowment and annual funds.


To date we have raised $6.4 million, but more private support is needed to achieve our full potential and propel this great university forward.


Rocky Beckett
Director of Development
(517) 432-2117

“What sets us apart is the liberal arts focus in a residential college dedicated to public affairs, public policy, the law and society, and international affairs. There isn’t an issue right now on the planet that matters, that doesn’t have a Madison graduate working on it.”

Sherman Garnett, Dean