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Our mission is to analyze information to help our public and nonprofit sector clients improve operations or create new programs and policies. Our analysis makes Ohio's communities safer, healthier, more prosperous and inclusive. 

Center for Urban and Public Affairs News

CUPA taps political veteran, Dayton business expert to take center to ‘the next level’

He’s a politically savvy professional with big ideas and the networking skills and contacts to bring in new work.
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A servant and a scholar

New Chief of Police David Finnie brings a wealth of experience gathered over a 25-year career in university law enforcement.
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About CUPA

Wright State University established the Center for Urban and Public Affairs (CUPA) in 1986. CUPA's applied research supports public and nonprofit clients who want to improve operations and address urban, suburban and rural issues. Applied research includes primary data collection, such as surveys, focus groups and open forums; data analytics that examine, for example, labor, economic, crime, housing, population, and other data; strategic planning and consensus building; and policy and program evaluation.