Programs in Health Administration, Nonprofit Management, Public Administration, and Social Innovation

We prepare our students for lives of active citizenship so they can contribute to their local, regional, national, and global communities. We ensure they obtain professional careers in their interest areas such as government, nonprofit and health care organizations.

This program is your primary source for community and public service education! We provide an innovative and professional curriculum with dedicated and inspired teaching, scholarship, and service to the community. We are committed to developing ethical judgment and critical thinking in our students so they can lead as effective managers and community innovators.

Our faculty members are engaged in the community and work in the world they teach. These professors encourage a collaborative culture, working together to meet the needs of their students.


Spotlights

Ashley Latsch, Master of Public Administration Graduate, Appointed City Manager of Grand Haven Spotlight

Ashley Latsch, Master of Public Administration Graduate, Appointed City Manager of Grand Haven

Ashley Latsch was appointed by the Grand Haven City Council to be the next city manager.

Patrick Waterman, Master of Public Administration Graduate, Appointed Deputy County Administrator for Ottawa County Spotlight

Patrick Waterman, Master of Public Administration Graduate, Appointed Deputy County Administrator for Ottawa County

Patrick Waterman, the current city manager for Hudsonville, MI was approved by the Ottawa County Board of Commissioners to be the next deputy county administrator.

Ricardo "Ricky" Benavidez, Master of Public Administration graduate and Adjunct Professor, named 2022 GVSU Alumni Award Recipient Spotlight

Ricardo "Ricky" Benavidez, Master of Public Administration graduate and Adjunct Professor, named 2022 GVSU Alumni Award Recipient

Benavidez graduated from Grand Valley in 2014 and 2019 with bachelor's degrees in history and public and nonprofit administration as well as a Master of Public Administration.

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