The Department of PADM was launched during the inception of Wollega University in 2007. Since then Department is significantly contributing to achieve the national development by producing competent and innovative graduates in the discipline. The Department is endeavoring to provide an integrated package of curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular initiatives that will guide our students to develop a strong sense of civic engagement, a commitment to social responsibility and an understanding of democratic values, unity within diversity and good governance principles. Our pursuit of teaching, research and community service is also contributing to advance the reputation of the University.  So far more than 500 and 100 students have graduated from the Department in bachelor and Master degrees respectively.