The MPA program has a forty-year history of development since it was chartered by the State of Texas. Our 313 (1968 to 2008) graduates have found rewarding positions across a broad spectrum of organizations. These include, first-and-foremost, local governments but also non-profit and private sector organizations. A profile of the jobs and organizations of our graduates, as shown below, supports the conclusion that UH’s MPA program is a leading educator of public servants.
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Here’s what alumni say about their UH MPA experience and their careers.
|Sheena Oommen Abraham, M.P.A. ‘08
Public Relations Associate
|Csilla Ludanyi, M.P.A. '09
City of Nassau Bay, TX
|Leonard N Chan, M.P.A. '09
City of Cedar Park, TX
|Mark McAvoy, M.P.A. ‘02
SHRM-SCP, Deputy Assistant Director at City of Houston
|Carol Ellinger, P.E., M.P.A. ‘02
Sr. Assistant Director
City of Houston, Dept. of Public Works and Engineering
|D. Todd Philips, M.P.A. ‘02
Director, Workforce Development Projects
San Diego Workforce Partnership
|Russ Frank, M.P.A. '98
Associate Vice President
Metropolitan Transit Authority
|Fernando A. Small, M.P.A. ‘02
Assistant Director-Business Operations, Woman’s Service
Texas Children’s Hospital
|Jedediah Greenfield, M.P.A. ‘07
Environmental Communications Manager
Mayor's Office - City of Houston
|John Tsai, M.P.A. '02
Presidential Management Fellow 2002
|David Hawes, M.P.A. '96
Hawes Hill Calderon L.L.P.
|Brandon E. Wade, P.E., M.P.A. ‘99
City of Pflugerville
|Rebecca Huerta, M.P.A. '95
City of Corpus Christi
Jason Weeks, M.P.A. ‘07
|Peter Layshock, M.P.A. '09
Office of the Chief Financial Officer,
|Jeff Arndt, M.P.A.
VIA Metropolitan Transit
San Antonio, TX