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Leadership

SICA Leadership

Chair: Meghna Sabharwal (2021-2023): meghna.sabharwal@utdallas.edu

Chair-Elect: Aroon Manoharan (2021-2023): aroon.manoharan@umb.edu

Treasurer: Atta Ceesay (2019-2022): ceesayaa@buffalostate.edu

Secretary: Nidhi Vij Mali (2019-2022): nvij@olemiss.edu

Immediate Past SICA Chairs

  • Kim Moloney (2019-2021)
  • Shamsul Haque (2017-2019)
  • Gedeon Mudacumura (2013-2017)
  • Jeanne-Marie Col (2009-2013)

List of SICA Chairs (1973-2013): Decades of Leadership

SICA was created out of the merger of ASPA’s International Committee and the independent Comparative Administration Group (CAG). CAG, a group of self-selected academics and practitioners that coalesced in the late 1950s and early 1960s, consisted of a loosely knit group of scholars interested in furthering the development of the field of comparative public administration in the U.S. and abroad. Many CAG members were active in development administration abroad, living for substantial periods in country working with national and sub-national governments and groups, and then writing about their experiences and knowledge gained through participant observation. Renowned scholars including Fred Riggs, Ferrel Heady and Donald Stone were mainstays of CAG. CAG received Ford Foundation grant support to conduct research and publish a series of occasional papers in the 1960s largely through the efforts of Riggs, Heady and Clarence (Clancy) Thurber at Ford. SICA was created in December 1973 with Fred Riggs serving as the first chair. Since this time a long list of distinguished scholars and practitioners have served as SICA Chair and on the Section’s Executive Committee.