"Grand Valley was very instrumental in helping me be who I am today. There are dynamic on-campus experiences available to anyone who chooses to take advantage of them." - Jamon Alexander '05, Development Coordinator, Helen DeVos Children's Hospital Foundation
The mission of the MPA program is to develop the knowledge, skills and abilities needed for leadership in governance and community-based organizations. The curriculum is designed to prepare graduate students for careers in public management, urban and regional policy and planning, nonprofit management, criminal justice and health administration. We are committed to developing in graduate students the capacities for ethical judgment, critical thinking, and the core competencies necessary to fulfill multiple roles as effective managers and public servants.
Jerryl Ewing (MPA '12) is currently BHR Operations Manager at the Foothill Community Health Center in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Brian Flanagan, (MPA '09) is the Managing Director of the Sanger Leadership Center in the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business.