"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 MPA program earned accreditation from the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) in 1995. This accreditation assures prospective employers outside of Michigan, who may be unfamiliar with GVSU, that our graduates are well prepared for the profession.
Shannon Cohen (MPA '11) is a practitioner faculty member for SPNHA and is the principal and Founder of Shannon Cohen, Inc., a consulting firm.
Vester Davis (MPA '13) is the Assistant to the City Manager for the city of Grand Haven, Michigan.