Bliss Institute Alumni

The Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics has a distinguished list of graduates who hold important political positions at all levels of politics and government.

We invite you to stay connected with the Bliss Institute by attending events, supporting students, following us on social media, and keeping us updated on your success.

Please complete our alumni update form to help us keep in touch with you!

Cherie Strachan director of Bliss Message From The Director

Throughout my first year as director, I have had the pleasure of meeting many Bliss Institute alumni in Akron and Columbus. I enjoy hearing your stories and celebrating your accomplishments.

I have developed an annual report to let you know of all the activities undertaken in my inaugural year. As this report reveals, I stepped into a directorship of a thriving, active Institute. I could not have undertaken so much, while also making plans to add a new layer of citizenship-focused initiatives to the Bliss Institute's portfolio, without the enthusiastic support of the faculty, staff, and alumni affiliated with the Bliss Institute.

I hope you will take a few minutes to read the report linked below and help us celebrate our accomplishments.

Annual Report

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Campus location

Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics
The University of Akron
Olin Hall 325
Akron, OH 44325-1914
(see campus map)

Contact us

Office: 330-972-5182
Fax: 330-972-5479

Social Media Coordinator:
Blair Everett

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