Alumna Reflects on the MPA Program
Alumna Mary Mansfield shares her experience as an MPA student and how her degree has helped her reach her career goals.
The College at Brockport's MPA program is accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA). NASPAA accreditation ensures students that they will get the gold standard of education from their MPA program.
Network with MPA alumni, faculty and leaders from the region at one of the speaker series events. News 10 NBC multi-media journalist Stephanie Robusto (pictured above), spoke with MPA students about the relationship between public entities and news organizations.
Create and Enhance Professional Relationships
Our Student Steering Committee is a student-run organization that aims to address student issues and concerns, propose solutions, and organize activities that contribute to the culture and experience of the MPA program. Members meet weekly to brainstorm and discuss initiatives.
The mission of the Master of Public Administration Program, College at Brockport, is to prepare future community leaders and managers in State and Municipal Management, Health Care Management, Public Safety, Nonprofit Management, and Poverty Alleviation Efforts.
The following goals support this mission:
- Department faculty members engage in research and public service to improve their capacity to support the mission of preparing students for future leadership and management.
- Our MPA program provides our diverse student body opportunities for professional networking prior to and after graduation.
- Through close student faculty interaction:
Our MPA students graduate with an understanding of core public service values including the public interest, accountability, efficiency, inclusiveness, responsiveness, and integrity.
Our MPA students graduate with an understanding of how to:
-Lead and manage in diverse organizational contexts;
-Participate and contribute to public policy in the student’s chosen emphasis;
-Make informed decisions;
-Articulate the public service concerns associated with the distribution of scarce resources; and
-Communicate productively in settings characterized by diversity.