Texas State UniversityMPA Program NewsletterTEXAS STATEUNIVERSITY-SANMARCOSELA 266601 UNIVERSITY DRIVESAN MARCOS TX 78666V O L U M E1 ,I S S U E1A U G U S T2 0 1 0Welcome from the DirectorPHONE:(512) 245-7582FAX:(512) 245-7815Friends of the Texas State MPA Program:Welcome to our 2010 newsletter. We hope it is filled withuseful news and information about the program.On July 22, 2010 we received word that the MPA Programhas been re-accredited for another seven years. The reaccreditationprocess officially began in the fall of 2008 when we started our selfstudy year. During this year we collected volumes of data on theprogram and sent questionnaires to students, alumni, and employers.The Self–Study Report collected and summarized this data. Thereport is available at http://ecommons.txstate.edu/padmpub/4/. Thisreport provides extensive information about the Texas State MPAProgram. Check it out.INSIDE THISISSUE:Dr. Weinberger’sRetirement2Center for3Research, PublicPolicy, and TrainingRecognition ofApplied ResearchProjects3Faculty Additions4Faculty Updates4Meet theAdvisory Council6Alumni Update8Important Dates9Dr. Patricia Shields, Director of theTexas State MPA ProgramAt the end of the summer (2009) we submitted the report tothe accrediting body of the National Association of Schools of PublicAffairs and Administration. In November we passed the first hurdleand were approved to move forward with a site visit. In earlyFebruary we welcomed team chair Dr. Ethel Williams (MPAProgram Chair University of Nebraska), and team members, Dr.Saundra Reinke (MPA Program Director, Augusta State) andWilliam Solomon, MPA, Esq. (Manager, Miami Dade County Parksand Recreation) to campus for an intensive program review.During the team’s visit they met with students, alumni, Deans, Vice Presidents, faculty, CenTexofficers, librarians and advisory council members. The site visit team issued a positive report and commendedthe program for outstanding Applied Research Projects, faculty accessibility, supportive administrators,passionate and engaged stakeholders (students, alumni, advisory council members, CenTex ASPA members)and Dodie’s outstanding support services. The team voiced concerns about faculty diversity, successionplanning, a learning outcome system focused exclusively on the final project, support staff overload, and anunmanageable number of career support areas, which create course scheduling problems. The team suggestedan expanded system of student advising and mid-career counseling. In the spirit of review, the faculty are nowabout half way through a course by course program review, and have raised admission standards. Also, Dodie’sresponsibilities have been re-ordered and more of her time has been freed up to serve the MPA Program.Special thanks go out to the advisory council and others who provided invaluable support during theprocess. Chair, Debby Tucker; Vice Chair, Phillip Ruiz; Secretary, Kolette Palacios; and Program TrendCommittee Chair, Adrienne Arnold worked closely with me to coordinate events. Jo Wicker, facilitated anadvisory council/faculty retreat that informed large sections of the report and stimulated changes in theprogram. Every faculty member collected data and wrote sections of the report. Delaina Toothman and DodieWeidner worked on data collection for the self-study document. Political Science Chair, Vicki Brittain; Dean ofLiberal Arts, Anne Marie Ellis; Dean of the Graduate College, Michael Willoughby; Provost, Perry Moore; andAssociate Vice President of Academic Affairs, Debbie Thorne were also engaged and supportive.The remainder of the newsletter contains other important program changes, faculty accomplishments,advisory council members, a new research/outreach center, and the wide ranging reach of Texas State AppliedResearch Projects.
PAGE2Dr. Weinberger’s RetirementAs many of you already know, Dr. George Weinberger retired at the end of the spring 2010 semester.The following are excerpts from a speech given by Vicki Brittain, Chair of the Political Science Department, athis retirement party on May 22, 2010.Dr. George Weinberger“For 37 years, hehas devoted hisenergies to workingclosely withundergraduate andgraduate studentsto help them learn,grow, and developinto knowledgeable,ethical, andproductivecitizens.”Dr. Brittain and Dr. Weinbergerat the CenTex ASPA PublicService Recognition WeekBanquetDr. George Weinberger has been a faculty member in the Department of Political Science for 37years. He came to Texas State University in 1973 with a DPA degree, which was later converted into aPh.D. in Public Administration, to teach in our developing MPA program. He quickly mastered theclassroom, began work as a scholar, and became involved in service initiatives including providedconsulting services to the University Personnel Office, the U.S. Civil Service Commission, the City ofSan Marcos, and other city governments and public administrators. He also served as the MPA programdirector and alumni coordinator. He received tenure and promotion to Associate Professor in 1978 and hewas promoted to full professor in 1985.When I began to organize this presentation, I thought I would read a list of all of hisaccomplishments and all of the wonderful contributions he has made to our students, our Department, ourCollege, the University, his profession, and our community. But, I quickly realized that the list was solong that it would sound like I was reading his vita aloud and it would be too impersonal. You see, I ampersonally going to miss George - we are all going to miss George. We are going to miss seeing himevery day, his smile, and his friendly demeanor.We are going to miss having the opportunity to drop by his office and chat. For me that meansmissing the opportunity to brainstorm with George about how we could best approach a particularproblem or resolve a particularly thorny issue – knowing that his approach would always be to help usdiscover a path that we could follow that would be supportive of all of our students and supportive of allof our faculty members and supportive of each of the separate program in our department. He alwayswants what was good for the “whole” of us – and we are better for that!I decided that a better approach for this address would be to focus on George and share with youtoday one of the elements of his character that has consistently added enormous value to our campuscommunity. That element is his generosity. The generosity of his spirit that I believe is fundamental toall of his good works.We see his generosity of spirit in his teaching and with his caring attitude toward students.Throughout the thirty years that I have worked with George, I have witnessed on many occasions his kindinteractions with students. These interactions, both in and out of the classroom, allow him to teach notonly the substance of his expertise but they also provide students with a role-model to emulate. Hecarries with him into those interactions his ethical approach to all things, the values of honesty, integrity,fairness, and the importance of maintaining, throughout one’s lifetime, intellectual curiosity and theability to critically think, examine data, and make judicious decisions. For 37 years, he has devoted hisenergies to working closely with undergraduate and graduate students to help them learn, grow, anddevelop into knowledgeable, ethical, and productive citizens.We see his generosity of spirit in his scholarship and his willingness and ability to share hisexpertise in his teaching and in the professional community. As many of you know, George wrote a twovolume reference work that presents in amazing detail the Soviet Union’s computer history. In thepreface of his books, his work is described as not only detailing cybernetic history but also providing aguide to professional literature in the field of Soviet cybernetic studies encompassing the first threecomputer generations. These books were published in the mid-1980 and were very relevant to many ofthe global issues that existed at that time.We see his generosity of spirit in his service and his willingness to assist in any capacity to helpachieve the goals of the Department, College, University, the Professional Community, and theCommunity at Large. There are many, many examples of George’s service over these 37 years. Out of allof those examples, the one that has had and will continue to have an enormous, positive benefits to ourDepartment and College, is the service that he performed for years and years as the technical serviceprovider (aka computer expert) in our department.For this service, among the countless other acts of service George has provided, we areendlessly grateful. George’s generosity of spirit demonstrated by service will not end with his retirement.George has set up an endowment that will provide scholarships for our future students. This also is aremarkable legacy he leaves us as he retires.How then, do we honor George? There is no beautiful plaque, or gold watch, or other physicalgift that we could give George that would be good enough to express our gratitude for 37 years ofdevotion to his profession and to this University. Instead, we honor George by these words and the wordsin all of our hearts.
VOLUME1,ISSUE1PAGE3Center for Research, Public Policy, and TrainingWe are pleased to announce the approval of the Center for Research, Public Policy, and Training. TheCenter for Research, Public Policy, and Training (CRPPT) is designed to encourage and support research intopublic policy issues and to enhance opportunities for the education and training of public servants. We hope theCenter will also provide opportunities for MPA student research and employment. Currently, under theleadership of Director Dr. Don Inbody, the Center has contracted with the Texas Attorney General’s Office toevaluate the “Help Establishing Responsive Orders to Ensure Support (HEROES) for Military Children”program. Dr. Dianne Rahm also completed a Needs Assessment, which highlighted the needs of localgovernments in the I-35 corridor. If your agency or organization is in need of policy research or relatedassistance, please contact Director Inbody at [email protected] We look forward to hearing from you!Worldwide Recognition of Texas State ARPsDr. Don Inbody, DirectorTexas State MPA Applied Research Projects are gaining notoriety- not just in the United States, but around the world. Accordingto Lewis Stewart’s 2009 research on the download activity of ARPs, Texas State ranks second only to the Yale Law School in the numberof downloads per paper. Additionally, there have been over 25,000 downloads from 140 countries, including India, the United Kingdom,Australia, and Malaysia. Other sources of significant download activity come from Google Scholar, the U.S. Department of Justice, andthe U.S. Department of Agriculture. The most recent numbers indicate that Texas State ARPs have exceeded the 200,000 download mark.According to Jean-Gabriel Bankier, President and CEO of Berkeley Electronic Press, the success of our openly available ARPs hasinspired other MPA programs to do the same.With this in mind, Texas State ARPs have been showing up in some impressive places. The following is a list of ARP authorsand where their work has been cited. We can’t wait to see where Texas State ARPs will turn up next! Victoriano Casas’ 2006 ARP on information security was cited by the University of Technology- Sydney in “ManagingRisk University- Wide.”Candace Ferguson’s 2005 ARP was cited in a 2007 dissertation entitled “A Casual Analysis of Developmental Assets,Behaviors, and Delinquency Among Hispanic Youth in Texas.”Kevin Baum ’s 1997 ARP was republished as a chapter in the Handbook of Conflict Management.Bruce Hermes’s 2002 ARP was incorporated as part of the 2002 NASPAA Employer Assessment of the Texas State MPAProgram.Saidat Ilo’s 2005 ARP was used in a syllabus for “Quantitative Research in Public Administration” at North Carolina StateUniversity.Adreana Denise Ledesma’s 2007 ARP was cited in the “Resource Update February 2008” by the Council for Children andFamilies.David McCauley’s 2007 ARP was cited by the Texas Public Policy Foundation in its “Math and Science Reform Agenda”in October 2007.Brion Oaks’ 2005 ARP on the “snack tax” was cited by both the Washington Legal Foundation and the World HealthOrganization.James Quintero’s 2007 ARP was cited in “A New Shortcut Method for Estimating Economic Base Multipliers” inRegional Science & Practice.Daniel Reed’s 2009 ARP on renewable energy innovation was used as a framework for a paper presented at a conference.Tyler Revel’s 2006 ARP was cited in “Police Stress: Effects of Criticism Management Training on Health” in AppliedPsychology in Criminal Justice.Moses Ruiz’s 2009 ARP was cited in “Provincial Reconstruction Teams in Kosovo: An Exit Strategy” by the Naval WarCollege.Nathan Sexton’s 2003 ARP was cited in a paper by German Army officer Lietenant Colonel Chirstof Schaefer of theGerman Army.Dee Ellis, D.V.M. ’s 2001 ARP on carcass disposal was cited in Organic Recycling, by the Korean Journal of the OrganicResources Institute.Both Charles Zech’s and John McDonald’s ARP’s on Texas home rule charters appeared in Terrell Blodgett’s book TexasHome Rule Charters.Dustin McLemore’s ARP on records management is used in records management training.
PAGE4Faculty AdditionsWe are pleased to announce some new additions to our faculty: Assistant Professor Emily Balanoff-Jones, and Lecturers RobertMilne and John Moore.Emily Balanoff-Jones, M.A., A.B.D.Emily Balanoff studies nonprofit organizations and has presented her research at several national conferences, including theNational Communication Association where she was awarded Top Paper in Political Communication in 2005. She has taughtcourses on American government, public administration, personnel, and public policy at Texas State University. Prior tojoining the faculty at Texas State, she directed the New Politics Forum, a nonpartisan campaign training program for youngadults at the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Participation at The University of Texas at Austin. She also served as a staffmember in the Texas House of Representatives. Ms. Balanoff holds a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, M.A. fromTexas State University and is a doctoral candidate at The University of Texas at Austin. In the fall, she will teach POSI 3318:Public Personnel Administration and POSI 4331: Minority Politics.Robert Milne, Ph.D.Dr. Milne received his B.A. from the University of Texas, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the Maxwell School at SyracuseUniversity. He taught as an Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama at Tuscalooa and at the University of Texas at SanAntonio. He has served as the Research Director for the Governor’s Commission on Welfare Reform and Employment andTraining Programs, the Texas Director of Computer Learning Works, and as the Director of Performance Reporting andAnalysis for the Texas Workforce Commission. He is currently the owner of One-Stop Management, LLC. In the fall, he willteach POSI 5345: Conceptual Foundations of Government Information Systems.John Moore, J.D.John Moore received his B.A. from the University of Missouri and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas. He hasworked at the Texas Workforce Commission in various capacities, including General Counsel, Director of RegulatoryEnforcement, and currently as the Director of Regulation Integrity. He has given various presentations to the Annual TexasWorkforce Commission Workforce Conference. In 2010, he gave a presentation to the Texas CPM/ASPA Conference on fraudprevention. In the fall, he will teach POSI 5336B: Ensuring Public Sector Performance and Deterring/Detecting Fraud.Faculty UpdatesDr. Dianne RahmDr. Dianne RahmDr. Rahm published a book this year titled Climate Change Policy in the United States: The Science,the Politics and the Prospects for Change. Along with Dr. Rangarajan, she co-authored an article titled"Greening Human Resources: A Survey of City-level Initiatives," which has been accepted forpublication in Review of Public Personnel Administration. Dr. Rahm was funded by the KorberStiftung Foundation to attend the Journalists and Experts Alumni Program, Societies in Transition:Energy, Climate and Oceans -- Impacts on the Global Economy, which took place from January 27 toFebruary 3, 2010 in Berlin and Hamburg, Germany and Copenhagen, Denmark. With Dr. Rangarajan,she presented two conference papers including "Greening Human Resource Practices: An Assessmentof Local Level Initiatives," presented at the Hawaii International Conference on the Social Sciences,Honolulu, Hawaii, June 2-5, 2010 and "Examining the Relationship between EnvironmentalManagement and Human Resource Practices: A Study of City-level Initiatives," presented at theWestern Social Science Conference, Reno, Nevada, April 14-17, 2010. Dr. Rahm is a Co-principalinvestigator on a grant under review by the National Science Foundation to support an IntegrativeGraduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program in Texas State University's AquaticResources Ph.D. program. The doctoral program in Aquatic Resources is an interdisciplinary programdesigned to provide a venue for the study of aquatic sciences, aquatic policy, and the relationshipbetween science and policy. Dr. Rahm is one of the program's doctoral faculty. The grant's focus is acomparative approach to understanding land use and water resource conflicts for the Rio Grande.
VOLUME1,ISSUE1PAGEFaculty Updates, ContinuedDr. Howard BalanoffDr. Balanoff’s new book, Strategic Public Management: BestPractices from Government and Nonprofit Organizations, wasreleased in 2010. The book is published by ManagementConcepts Inc., and is co-edited by Warren Master. Dr. Balanoffalso published an article in the Jan/Feb 2010 issue of PA Times,entitled, "The ASPA CPM Connection: Delivering QualityProfessional Development Programs and Educational Services tothe Public Sector.” In addition, he chaired a panel and delivereda presentation on "The Benefits of Certified Public Manager(CPM) Programs in Texas" at the annual conference of the TexasCity Management Association (TCMA), which was held June 2427, 2010 in Galveston, Texas. He is most proud of his first placefinish in the TCMA Conference golf tournament with a group ofCity Managers.Dr. Balanoff’s 1st place TCMA Golf Tournament TeamDr. Patricia ShieldsDr. Shields serves as the Editor of the international journal Armed Forces & Society http://afs.sagepub.com/. She won the 2010 EvertSwinney Excellence in Teaching Award from the Texas State Faculty Senate and she is the principal investigator (evaluationcomponent) for a grant “Help Establishing Responsive Orders to Ensure Support (HEROES) for Military Children” through theTexas Attorney General’s Office (with Dr. Inbody). Dr. Shields also chaired the Section for Women in Public Administration, of theAmerican Society for Public Administration in 2009 and 2010. She has several forthcoming book chapters, including: “Jane AddamsTheory of Democracy and Social Ethics: Incorporating a Feminist Perspective” in Women in Public Administration: Theory andPractice, “Public Service Professionals: The Legacy of Florence Nightingale, Mary Livermore and Jane Addams” in The State ofPublic Administration: Issues, Challenges and Opportunity, which she completed with Dr. Nandhani Rangarajan, and “An AmericanPerspective on 21st Century Expeditionary Mindset and Core Values: A Review of the Literature” in Core Values and theExpeditionary Mindset. She has also given several presentations, including “The Expeditionary Mindset” to the Swedish NationalDefense College, in Stockholm, Sweden, as well as “Writing Excellent Research Papers” at the Student Summit at the AmericanSociety for Public Administration national conference in San Jose, California. Finally, she has a forthcoming book review, ofDeweyan Inquiry: From Education Theory to Practice, in the journal Education and Culture.Dr. Kay HoferDr. Hofer recently completed a book review of Cornelius M. Kerwin and Scott R. Furlong's book, Rulemaking: HowGovernment Agencies Write Law and Make Policy. This summer, she also reviewed a manuscript entitled "Economic Impactof Public Health Spending" for The American Review of Public Administration.Dr. Nandhini RangarajanDr. Rangarajan presented papers at two conferences with Dr. Dianne Rahm in 2010. Together, theypresented “Greening Human Resource Practices: An Assessment of Local and State LevelInitiatives” at the Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences, in Honolulu, Hawaii, and“Examining the Relationship between Environmental Management and Human ResourcePractices: A Study of City-Level Initiatives” at the Western Social Science AssociationConference in Reno, Nevada. She also has two forthcoming works, “Public ServiceProfessionals: The Legacy of Florence Nightingale, Mary Livermore and Jane Addams,” is aforthcoming book chapter in The State of Public Administration, which she completed with Dr.Shields, and “Greening Human Resources: A Survey of City Level Initiatives,” a forthcomingarticle in Review of Public Personnel Administration.Dr. Nandhini Rangarajan5
PAGE6Meet The MPA Advisory CouncilThe MPA Advisory Council was founded in 1988, and is composed of practitioners, students, andfaculty members. The Advisory Council meets three times a year, and has made many recommendations thathave improved various aspects of the MPA program. Profiles of some members of the Advisory Councilfollow. Regular members not profiled: Adrienne Arnold, Betty Elolf, Elena Esparza, Kollette Palacios, DavidRejino, Paul Sanchez, Josh Shepherd, and Eddie Solis. Student Members not profiled: Carlos Calle, StacyFoster, Loi Taylor, and Andrea Troncoso.Deborah TuckerDeborah Tucker- ChairDebby Tucker is Executive Director for the National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence. Debby hasbeen dedicated to ending violence against women since becoming a volunteer with the first rape crisis centerin Texas in 1973. She became the Assistant Director of the Austin Rape Crisis Center, and then served as afounder and Executive Director of the Austin Center for Battered Women from 1977 until 1982. In 1982, shebecame the first Executive Director of the Texas Council on Family Violence. Under her leadership, theTexas Council grew to be one of the largest state coalitions with over 50 staff providing training and technicalassistance, public education, and advocacy. The Texas Council started the National Domestic ViolenceHotline (1-800-799-SAFE), with 24/7 service for all U.S. states and territories. In August 1996, Debby andSarah M. Buel, JD, opened Tucker, Buel and Associates, offering customized consultation and training. InMay 1998, Sarah and Debby co-founded the National Center to provide training, consultation and advocacynationwide. Debby has extensive experience on the national level, serving as Co-chair of the U.S. Departmentof Defense Task Force on Domestic Violence from 2000-2003. She was the founding chair of the NationalNetwork to End Domestic Violence during its development and passage of the Violence Against Women Actin 1994. She is a member of the Board of Advisors for the Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence and forWomensLaw.org.Phillip Ruiz- Vice ChairPhilip A. Ruiz is Vice President of Community Development Management Company, Inc., a firm with over 30years of expertise in public administration and planning. He serves as a strategic member of the CDMC teamand senior project manager. A skilled professional with extensive experience as a consultant, Mr. Ruiz worksclosely with numerous Texas communities and counties on a variety of federal, state, regional, and localprojects. Mr. Ruiz also serves on the following Boards and Committees: Chairman, Planning and ZoningCommission (City of Lockhart); Chairman, Impact Fee Advisory Committee (City of Lockhart); Chairman,Central Texas Sustainable Indicators Project (CTSIP) (Williamson, Travis, Hays, Bastrop, and CaldwellCounty), and Vice Chair, Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) – Bastrop, Caldwell & Fayette CountiesRegional Council. The Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program of Texas State University-SanMarcos has recognized Mr. Ruiz as a Distinguished MPA Alumni. He currently serves on the Master ofPublic Administration (MPA) Program Advisory Council as Vice Chair of Student Orientation.Ismael Amaya– MemberIsmael has worked in the Dean of Students at Texas State University for eight years, and is currently theAssistant Dean of Students. His duties have included the coordination of the University Mentoring Programand Student Justice and chairing the Behavior Assessment Team. Ismael recently completed the Master ofPublic Administration program. His Applied Research Project, “How First-Generation and UnderrepresentedStudents Can Overcome Obstacles to Attaining a College Education: Handbook for a New Family Tradition”can be found at http://ecommons.txstate.edu/arp/318/. Ismael is or has been a member of the CenTex chapterof the American Society for Public Administration, Texas Association for College and University StudentPersonnel Administrators, and the Association for Student Conduct Administration. He was inducted into PiAlpha Alpha, the National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration.Ismael AmayaDustin McLemore– Regular MemberDustin McLemore, MPA, is a Project Manager at Austin Energy where he oversees the utility's records andinformation management operations. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration and PoliticalScience from Stephen F. Austin State University as well as an MPA with a concentration in Public FinancialManagement from Texas State. Dustin and his wife Christine reside in Round Rock and have one child.Additionally, Dustin is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.James Quintero– Regular MemberJames Quintero is a fiscal policy analyst at the Texas Public Policy Foundation where he contributes toresearch on state and local government spending, taxation, and financial transparency. Prior to joining theFoundation, James completed his Master’s of Public Administration degree with an emphasis in PublicFinance at Texas State University–San Marcos. While in attendance at TSU, he completed work on his
Advisory Council, ContinuedPAGE7Amy Duhon– Student MemberAmy Duhon is currently an MPA student at Texas State University. She has served on the Advisory Council for at least two years and plansto pursue a career in distance education at a community college or an online campus. Amy assists with processing open records requests at astate agency in Austin, Texas.Chris JonesChris Jones– Student MemberChris Jones has been a Career Advisor for two years and is currently working on a Master of Public Administration degreeat Texas State University in San Marcos. He is heavily involved in employer outreach and is the Career Services Liaison tothe Office of Alumni Relations and the College of Liberal Arts. On November 4, 2008, he was elected to a second threeyear term in Place 4 on the San Marcos City Council. He first won election to the post in December 2005. As the secondTexas State University student in history and the first in 33 years to win election to the San Marcos City Council, helped toestablish the Student Liaison Program between the students at Texas State and the San Marcos City Council. Additionally,he serves as vice chair of the Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Steering Committee for the National League ofCities and State Director for Young Elected Officials. Jones has represented the City Council on the Convention and VisitorBureau Board of Directors and the Minority Tourism Board of Directors. He also is a member of the DowntownAssociation, National Black Caucus of Elected Officials, Texas Municipal League, and the Texas Association of Black CityCouncil Members. In 2009, Councilman Jones was awarded the “Elected Public Official of the Year” by the CentexChapter of the American Society of Public Administration.Jo Wicker– Membership Committee ChairJo Wicker has almost 20 years in human resource consulting experience, providing services to Texas public school districts, the public andprivate sectors, and non-profit organizations. She consults with management from a variety of organizations to create effective processes andprocedures for increased productivity and recruitment strategies for effective hiring. In addition, she provides clients with an array ofemployment regulations compliance strategies. A native Texan and long-time Austin resident, she is a University of Texas at Austin graduateand received her Master’s degree in Public Administration from Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas. She has edited hard copy andonline newsletters for human resource topics. Ms. Wicker received the James W. McGrew Award for her research in teacher recruitment andretention in Texas public schools. Wicker serves on the Advisory Board for the Masters in Public Administration at Texas State Universityand is on the faculty of the Certified Public Manager Program under the auspices of the William P. Hobby Center for Public Service. She is amember of the World at Work (formerly the American Compensation Association) and the Society for Human Resource Managers and holdsthe highest level of certification from both.Jeff Lund– Regular MemberJeff Lund graduated with a Masters degree in Public Administration (MPA) from Texas StateUniversity-San Marcos in 1990 and he is also a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP).In his current position he manages and supervises Texas State’s compensation function. Inaddition, he conducts training on performance appraisal processes and resolves employeerelations issues at the University. He has provided training, compensation, and employmentservices to publi
TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY-SAN MARCOS ELA 266 601 UNIVERSITY DRIVE SAN MARCOS TX 78666 PHONE: (512) 245-7582 FAX: (512) 245-7815 Texas State University MPA Program Newsletter V O L U M E 1 , I S S U E 1 A U G U S T 2 0 1 0 Friends of the Texas State MPA Program: Welcome to our 2010 newsletter. We hope it is filled with