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The Humphrey School of Public Affairs is the University of
Minnesota's school of policy and planning.

Planning Student Organization

The Planning Student Organization represents the current graduate students in the Urban and Regional Planning Program at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

The Planning Student Organization works to promote the MURP program and achievements of individual and groups of students at the state and national levels through participation in professional and academic conferences, design competitions, and professional development opportunities.  We also host a variety of social events throughout the year to bring students together outside of our academic and professional work.

PSO Elected Officers:

President: David Davies-Deis
Vice President: Caroline Miller
Treasurer: Wes Johnson
Social Chair: Geoff Kemp
Secretary: Laura Holey

Affiliated MURP Representatives:

APA MN Rep: Chelsey Armstrong
PASA MURP Rep: Kadence Hampton

Faculty advisor:

Ryan Allen

PSO Committees:

Sidekick Program: Wes Johnson, Geoff Kemp
Alumni/External Relations: Laura Holey, Caroline Miller, (Chelsey Armstrong, APA)
Volunteer Events: Kate Christopherson and Bethany Brandt-Sargent
Communications: David Davies-Deis

Stay in Contact with PSO:

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Stay Current with Upcoming PSO and Related Planning Events:

Like PSO on Facebook - PSO Facebook page
PSO Google Calendar - Add to your UMN Calendar

Helpful Links

American Planning Association

American Planning Association–Minnesota Chapter


Urban Land Institute


“We are in danger of making our cities places where business goes on but where life, in its real sense, is lost.”
-Hubert H. Humphrey

Contact Humphrey Student Services

Humphrey School of Public Affairs
University of Minnesota
280 Humphrey School
301 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455


Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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