"Grand Valley has a great integration of teaching, research, and service." - Richard Jelier, School of Public, Nonprofit, and Health Administration
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.