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Kimberly Glaus Läte, MPA, CFS


Biographical Summary

In my current position as the contractor manager of the Space Food Systems Laboratory at Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX, I lead the team responsible for producing the US portion of the flight food system for International Space Station. For the period 1998 – 2003, I held increasingly responsible positions at the Houston Food Bank, focusing on organizational management and operations. I have also been actively involved in nonprofit organizations in the greater Houston area, serving on boards of directors in leadership roles.

I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science (1984) from California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo, and a Master of Public Administration degree (2000) from the University of Houston. I earned certification as a Food Science professional from the Institute of Food Technologists in 2013. I am a certified greenbelt in Lean/Six Sigma and enjoy facilitating Kaizen and process improvement events.

PUBL 6349 – Nonprofit Management Seminar

This course is offered in the Spring semester and is intended as a broad overview of the nonprofit sector, with a focus on management. The course is designed to facilitate an understanding of nonprofit organizations and the management and leadership skills required to effectively organize, maintain, and grow them. The topics covered include:

  • Introduction to sector and culture
  • Board/trustee development and management
  • Financial management
  • Ethics and accountability 
  • Evaluation and measurement
  • Strategy development
  • Development (fundraising) planning
  • Information technology/social media
  • Human resources

There are no prerequisites for this course. Students will participate in both individual and group assignments, as well as prepare and deliver presentations to the class.

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