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The LeMieux Center for Public Policy


"Palm Beach Atlantic University is an outstanding and special institution. I am honored PBA has created this center to focus students on engaging early in public policy and leadership."

-Sen. George LeMieux

About the Center

The LeMieux Center for Public Policy at Palm Beach Atlantic University is meant to enrich the educational experience of Palm Beach Atlantic students and enhance PBA's mission of preparing its students for a life of leadership and service.

The LeMieux Center will engage PBA students with an interactive lecture series featuring state and national leaders, enhance the political science, philosophy and pre-law curriculum with a Fellows program allowing students to conduct independent study with the Center, and provide PBA students with access to Washington leaders through a Congressional Internship Program. 

Lecture Series

The LeMieux Center will host a lecture series featuring notable speakers on issues of public policy and servant leadership.  The forums will provide students, faculty, alumni, donors, and the community the opportunity to engage with state and national officials, journalists, authors, academics, and other notable thought leaders on issues important to Florida, America and the world. Visit the LeMieux News page for the latest updates from the center or visit the youtube page to see recent excerpts from speakers or announcements.

Fellows Program

Started in the fall semester of 2013, an independent study program is offered annually to two PBA upperclassmen.  LeMieux Center Fellows concentrate their study on a topic of great public importance that culminatea in a year-end published paper.  Fellows work directly with Senator LeMieux to select, rigorously research, and prepare the topic for publication and presentation. To learn more, visit the LeMieux Fellows page

Congressional Internship Program

The Congressional Internship Program is an annual program in which selected students will intern in Washington with U.S. government officials in the congressional and executive branches. The upcoming internship will begin with a two-week intensive course at the LeMieux Center where students will learn from PBA faculty, elected officials, policy experts, and experienced staff members with the goal of training students before they begin their internship.

Warren Library Home of Senatorial Papers

On December 6, 2010 Senator LeMieux announced that, in consultation with the United States Senate Historical Office, Palm Beach Atlantic University would house his senatorial papers in the University's Warren Library.

LeMieux Advisory Board

Brian Burns, BF Enterprises

Jim Burns, KKR

James Donnelly, Castle Group

Bob Dunkin, U.S. Trust

Frances Fisher, Philanthropist and Volunteer

Mitzi Freidheim, Philanthropist and Volunteer

Gay Hart Gaines, Activist and Philanthropist

Robert Ganger, Gulf Stream Consulting Group

Robert D. Helmholdt, Orthodontist

Hannes Hunschofsky, Hoerbiger Compressions Technology Holding

Josh Kellam, ESG Companies

Mario Murgado, Brickell Motors

Senator Joe Negron, Gunster

Dr. Robert O'Neil, The Stronach Group

John Radtke, Advisors Asset Management