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 August 1, 2023

Back to Sanford School Quiz

August 1, 2023

It is the time of year that I anticipate the future. In just a few weeks, Fleishman Commons will be abuzz, our classrooms full and our patio ready to welcome all. Everyone at Sanford is getting ready for an exciting fall semester!

As we prepare for a new year, I wonder: How well do you truly know the Sanford School of Public Policy? Get ready for the fall semester with this 10-question, no-stress pop quiz about my favorite community – Sanford.

  • When did Terry Sanford decide that Duke needed a public policy program? (1971)
  • Who was the founding director of Sanford and is still an active faculty member in our community for more than 50 years? (Joel Fleishman)
  • When did Sanford become a school instead of an institute? (2009)
  • What is one of Sanford’s many signature strengths? (We are interdisciplinary, applied in our scholarship and we take great pride in experiential learning, among many strengths!)
  • How many faculty are in Sanford? (Currently about 70 faculty members)
  • How many alumni are part of our Sanford community? (10,000 and growing every year)
  • How many students are in Sanford? (400 graduate/professional and about 300 undergraduate majors)
  • What was the first endowed leadership program for undergraduates, founded in our community? (Hart Leadership Program)
  • In which policy areas is Sanford ranked in the top 10 nationwide? (public policy analysis, environment, social policy and health policy)
  • What is Sanford’s newest degree program? (Master of National Security Policy program, which welcomed the first students in summer 2022)

So, how did you do on the quiz? If you answered most of the questions, congratulations! If you did not know these facts, congratulations too! Every day we learn at Sanford. You have learned something new today about a community that welcomes all.

Sanford continues to innovate, breaking boundaries between education, research and engagement. Our community melds with the world, providing knowledge and leadership for the next generation of policy challenges. In our students’ words, there are countless opportunities. I am looking forward to all the policy ideas and solutions that our faculty and students will produce this year. Join us on the journey this fall as we welcome new faculty, students, speakers and experiences.

I hope to see you on the Sanford patio or in Fleishman Commons soon!


Judith Kelley
Dean and Terry Sanford Professor of Public Policy and Political Science


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