Mandy Stanley, June 2011 Graduate
After spending nearly 15 years working in county human services organizations, I finally reached my goal of becoming a human services director when I took the helm at Marquette County Human Services in October 2012. The MPA program played an instrumental role in my progression from middle management to director. The program not only enhanced my knowledge and skills, but reaffirmed my desire and commitment to work in public service. Sharing thoughts and ideas with other students from a variety of public administration backgrounds broadened my perspective and allowed me to develop connections that I have maintained in my current position. Thanks MPA program! (May 3, 2013)
Joseph Krebsbach, June 2011 Graduate
The MPA alumnus, Joseph Krebsbach, has recently been leading the merger of the Door County Department of Community Programs, where he was the Director, and the Department of Social Services into a new Door County Department of Human Services. He has been appointed as Director of the newly merged department. In an email, addressed to MPA faculty, Mr. Krebsbach further noted, "...I continue using the things that I learned in the MPA program on a daily basis. Although I already had the DCP Director job, I feel much more prepared for the work I am doing. I also feel confident that the MPA program has expanded my options significantly. I want to say thank you to MPA faculty." (January 12, 2013)
Kirwins Charles, Fall 2011 Graduate
"I am a 1st year PhD student in Public Policy at the School of Public Policy and Administration, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
The MPA program at UWO has really got me prepared for this journey. I got exposed to the foundation of Policy analysis, the mixture of the core courses, as well as the elective classes were well designed. I don't have to do any prerequisites; and that speaks highly about the quality of the MPA program.
My area of interest focus on international development and Haiti. I'd like to explore strategic ways that Public Policy can be used as a tool to enhance effectiveness, equality, dignity, and the quality of life of the Haitian people. And renewable energy in developing countries is also a topic for which I have a keen interest. Thus, at this time, my idea is quite broad, and I hope to narrow down by the end this year...I will be grateful to MPA program and the whole UWO community." (October 18, 2012)
David Sakrison, 1988 Graduate
"I received my MPA degree from Oshkosh in 1988.
After 18 years as a freelance corporate writer and consultant to business, healthcare, and non-profits, and three published non-fiction books, I am teaching Strategic Management and International Marketing at Ripon College, in Ripon WI and serving on the board of directors of Operation Migration, a key player in whooping crane species recovery.
I am a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) and the Wisconsin Society of Ass'n Executives (WSEA).
Though I have spent much of my career in the private sector, I have served on non-profit boards and worked as a marketer and consultant for non-profits. My MPA degree has opened doors for me and has given me the conceptual grounding to make strong effective contributions to for-profit and non-profit organizations alike." (September 5, 2012)
MPA Alumni on LinkedIn
Please also see some of our alumni successes in LinkedIn. Due to limited space not all alumni are listed. However, you can join LinkedIn to see other MPA alumni profiles and to keep in touch with your colleagues and faculty from the UWO MPA program.