Dr. Charles R. Wise joined the Indiana University Office of President John W. Ryan as his administrative assistant where he was tasked with launching O'Neill, following the approval of the School by the Indiana University Board of Trustees. O'Neill was founded in 1972. He was the first faculty member, joining O'Neill as an assistant professor. He served O'Neill for 34 years in several capacities including assisting in the formation of O'Neill; securing Indiana Commission on Higher Education approval for the new school; as associate dean; as director of Graduate Programs in Public Affairs, and director of Undergraduate Programs in Public Affairs. After retiring from IU in 2001, he served as the founding director of the John Glenn School of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University. Beginning at IU and then continuing at OSU, Professor Emeritus Wise served as the director of the Parliamentary Development Project for Ukraine for 19 years, a program designed to help develop democracy in the Parliament of Ukraine, funded by the United States Agency for International Development. He is a recognized expert in public management, public organizations, and public law, presenting at conferences and for leaders around the world. He is the author of two books and more than 68 journal articles and book chapters. He served as the managing editor of the Public Administration Review. Dr. Wise held high-level positions for the U.S government in the Department of Justice including Special Assistant for Policy Analysis in the Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs, and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs.