Faculty & Alumni
Creating a New Generation of Leaders.
Our mission is to educate and empower students who will go on to become leaders, managers, and analysts. Through the MPA program, graduates will be able to recognize and value diversity, behave with high ethical standards, manage personnel resources fairly, recognize and manage risk, and manage programs and policies efficiently and cost-effectively.
When students complete their degrees, they will be able to think critically, make ethical decisions and focus on the delivery of community services through the city, county, special district, state agency or non-profit agency. The MPA program stresses the special environment and problems of administration in local government, the government’s place in the social and economic systems, and the human side of administration, including theories of motivation and leadership. Special emphasis is given to the practical application of administrative theories and skills. The courses require students to master written and oral communication, interpersonal relations, computer applications, and the art of problem-solving.