“Binghamton University’s Downtown Center: Progress and Prospects” topic of Harpur Forum


The progress and prospects of the Binghamton University Downtown Center will be the topic of the next Harpur Forum program, on Tuesday, January 15, at the Center located on 67 Washington Street. The program begins at 4:30 p.m. followed by a reception in the second floor atrium.

Patricia Ingraham, founding Dean of the College of Community and Public Affairs (CCPA), located at the center, will discuss the University’s role in the community, as well as the future of the facility. The CCPA incorporates the departments of Human Development, Public Administration and Social Work, as well as a program in Student Affairs Administration.

Prior to her appointment as Dean, Ingraham served as a distinguished professor of public administration at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.  She has received numerous honors for her teaching and research, including the John Gaus Award for Career Distinction in Public Administration and Political Science from the American Political Science Association in 2004, and the Dwight Waldo Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Profession from the American Society for Public Administration in 2001. 

Ingraham, a longtime Binghamton resident, received her doctorate in political science/policy science from Binghamton University; she holds a Master of Arts degree from Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Macalester College.

The Harpur Forum serves business, professional and community leaders by bringing nationally known authorities to speak at functions throughout the year.

Last Updated: 9/17/13