The College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) was created amidst the social and racial turbulence occurring in Omaha in the early 1970s to ensure the university was responsive to the critical social needs and concerns of our community and state.

The College was given the mission not only to provide educational and training programs of the highest caliber to prepare students for careers and leadership in the public service, but also to reach out to the community to help solve public problems. This mission is reflected in our motto: “Engaging Citizens, Creating Solutions, Serving the Community.”


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Aviation Institute

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Department of Gerontology

Emergency Services

School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

School of Public Administration

School of Social Work

Urban Studies