Alumni News

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 AbrahamSheena Oommen Abraham, M.P.A. ‘08
Public Relations Associate
2nd Mile
Csilla LudanyiCsilla Ludanyi, M.P.A. '09
Finance Director
City of Nassau Bay, TX
Leonard N. ChanLeonard N Chan, M.P.A. '09
Policy Analyst
City of Cedar Park, TX
Mark McAvoyMark McAvoy, M.P.A. ‘02
SHRM-SCP, Deputy Assistant Director at City of Houston
Carol EllingerCarol Ellinger, P.E., M.P.A. ‘02
Sr. Assistant Director
City of Houston, Dept. of Public Works and Engineering
D. Todd PhilipsD. Todd Philips, M.P.A. ‘02
Director, Workforce Development Projects
San Diego Workforce Partnership
Russ FrankRuss Frank, M.P.A. '98
Associate Vice President
Metropolitan Transit Authority
Fernando A. SmallFernando A. Small, M.P.A. ‘02
Assistant Director-Business Operations, Woman’s Service
Texas Children’s Hospital
Jedediah GreenfieldJedediah Greenfield, M.P.A. ‘07
Environmental Communications Manager
Mayor's Office - City of Houston
John TsaiJohn Tsai, M.P.A. '02
Presidential Management Fellow 2002
Jedediah GreenfieldDavid Hawes, M.P.A. '96
Senior Partner
Hawes Hill Calderon L.L.P.
Houston, TX
Brandon E. WadeBrandon E. Wade, P.E., M.P.A. ‘99
City Manager
City of Pflugerville
Rebecca HuertaRebecca Huerta, M.P.A. '95
City Secretary
City of Corpus Christi

Jason WeeksJason Weeks, M.P.A. ‘07
The Chief of Staff of the Systems Engineering and Integration office

Peter LayschockPeter Layshock, M.P.A. '09
Program Analyst,
Office of the Chief Financial Officer,

Jeff ArndtJeff Arndt, M.P.A.
VIA Metropolitan Transit
San Antonio, TX