Paula Sanford

Paula Sanford

Paula Sanford

Senior Public Service Associate; Strategic Operations and Planning Assistance
Expertise: Annexation, Consolidation, Incorporation, Local Government Operations, Organizational Development



Paula Sanford is a local government finance specialist who helps clients improve their operations and plan effectively through studies and reviews in such areas as financial management, organizational structure, service delivery, and performance measurement. She has contributed research expertise to studies related to public pensions, fiscal viability, new accounting rules, and governmental organization. Prior to joining the Institute of Government, Dr. Sanford taught public budgeting, financial management, organizational theory, and local government management at Northern Illinois University. Her previous experience also includes serving as a state government budget analyst and policy adviser.


Ph.D. Public Administration, University of Georgia; M.P.A., American University

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Areas of Expertise: public budgeting, public management, governmental organization and operations, performance measurement


The chapel has been restored in a way that allows for its use by a wide variety of university and community groups for plays, concerts, lectures, weddings, meetings, and other special events. The Spalding Theater, which seats 240, and the Conference/Green Room, which seats 45, are rented to the public.

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