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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
Accreditation Manager
Houston Fire Department
Mark McAvoyMark McAvoy, SHRM-SCP, M.P.A. ‘02
Assitant City Manager
City of Rowlett
Carol EllingerCarol Ellinger Haddock, P.E., M.P.A. ‘02
Director of the Department of Public Works and Engineering the City of Houston
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
Deputy Assistant Director at Houston Public Works
the 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
Assistant General Manager
Gulf Coast Water Authority, Texas
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