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Community outreach is one of the Hobby School of Public Affaris' primary objectives. The Hobby School of Public Affairs (HSPA) works with several Houston organizations such as Global Unisource, Inc, the League of Women Voters, the Greater Houston Partnership, the Greater East End Management District, Coalition for the Homeless for Houston-Harris County, and Barrio Dogs to promote civic engagement, scientific policy analysis and professional training.

Providing Expertise

The Hobby School of Public Affairs researchers are routinely sought as event speakers and by local, state and national media for input in a variety of areas:

  • Jim Granato (national politics and economic policy)
  • Richard Murray (local, state and national politics and public opinion)
  • Renée Cross (local and state politics and civic engagement)

Hobby School of Public Affairs Launches Inside Policy & Politics Blog

Houston Chronicle readers can now interact with the Hobby School of Public Affairs (HSPA) through our Inside Policy & Politics blog. As one of the blogs featured by the Chronicle's City Brights section, Inside Policy & Politics promises to bring readers the latest information on research and analysis taking place at the University of Houston's Hobby School of Public Affairs. Topics for discussion will be diverse and timely as you hear from experts such as Jim Granato, Richard Murray, Bill Hobby, Renée Cross, and numerous others.

HSPA Annual Luncheon

The first annual HSPAP fall luncheon was held on September 4, 2014.  Read more.

Hobby Leadership Award

The Inaugural Hobby Leadership Award honored Carla Hulsey and Michelle Graham.  Read more about the award.

The Certified Public Manager Program is Now Offered at UH

Certified Public Manager Program

The Hobby School of Public Affairs (HSPA) brings the nationally recognized Certified Public Manager (CPM) Program to the University of Houston.

The CPM Program offers a challenging professional program designed to help today’s manager become tomorrow’s leader with innovative curriculum, problem-solving, and networking opportunities.

Upon satisfactory completion of the courses and final project, the CPM graduate is entitled to use the official designation of Certified Public Manager® (CPM). The CPM designation exemplifies recognized standards for excellence in public management and leadership.

Registration is now open! Learn more about the Certified Public Manager program.

Study Tours

Through a public-private partnership, the Hobby School of Public Affairs coordinates various professional training programs annually for Global Unisource, Inc. Global Unisource offers study tours focusing on American government, economics, education and business practices for professionals in China. Learn More

Past Community Partner Events

Texas Music Festival, June 2013 Performance Highlights

Pet Food Drive for Barrio Dogs, Inc.