In 1992, the family of Robert B. and Helen S. Meyner endowed both the Meyner Center for the Study of State and Local Government and the Meyner Professorship of Government and Public Service.

The Meyner Professor is a member of the College’s Department of Government and Law and teaches courses on American government, state and local government, and federalism. The center is a non-partisan, academic, and public service program at Lafayette College. Its mission is to:

  • Engage in local, regional, national, and international public service, training, and outreach to state and local governments and civic organizations
  • Provide education, internships, and public service opportunities for undergraduate students in state and local government at home and abroad
  • Promote scholarly and applied research and publication on state and local government, especially in the context of federal democracy and intergovernmental relations