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2008.10.03 > For Immediate Release
contact: Tim Kaldahl - University Relations
phone: 402.554.3502 - email: tkaldahl@unomaha.edu

Public Manager Program Receives Accreditation

Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) School of Public Administration’s Nebraska Certified Public Manager Program recently received accreditation from the National Certified Public Manager Consortium. The Nebraska program started in January.

“Our accreditation is right on schedule,” said Mary Hamilton, program director. “We received compliments from the Consortium Board on our comprehensive, practical program; the quality of our faculty and staff; and how we creatively have used online learning.”

At their annual meeting in September, the Consortium Board voted unanimously to award initial accreditation to the Nebraska Program. The program will be reviewed every five years for reaccreditation.

The Nebraska Certified Public Manager® (CPM) program offers participants the skills-based knowledge necessary to improve themselves and their organizations. Through a combination of online and in-residence sessions over a year, professionals of all educational backgrounds gain the knowledge and skills they need to become stronger leaders, managers and supervisors who better understand work processes and know how to encourage innovation and new approaches to problem solving. The program’s original class included 15 participants from both urban and rural parts of the state and from government, nonprofit organizations and higher education. The first cohort will graduate in December.

“We’ve had a great start, and we look forward to expanding the program in the years to come so we can better serve Nebraska,” Hamilton said.

The Nebraska CPM Program is now accepting applications for the cohort to begin in January 2009. For more information, see the web site at www.unomaha.edu/cpm/index.php or contact Hamilton at mary.hamilton@cox.net or (402) 315-9509 or Graduate Assistant Jessica McVay at jkmcvay@mail.unomaha.edu or 402-216-9432.

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UNO will celebrate its 100th anniversary beginning October 8, 2008. This celebration will recognize the partnership among the City of Omaha, its citizens and UNO to build a vibrant and dynamic community. The centennial theme is “UNO: Central To Our City Since 1908.” This theme acknowledges the past contributions of UNO to the community and sets the stage for great things to come.

UNO, inaugurated in 1968, emerged from the Municipal University of Omaha, established in 1931, which grew out of the University of Omaha founded in 1908. For Centennial information, go to http://www.unomaha.edu/100/.

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