- MPA (2006)
- Chief, Housing Services Office, U.S. Department of Defense/Army at USAG-Humphreys
Alumni UpdateAfter graduating from Tougaloo College (Tougaloo, Mississippi) in May 2004, I knew I wanted to attend one of the best public service programs - the University of Nebraska at Omaha School of Public Administration. The program prepared me for success beyond the classroom as I was afforded the opportunity to obtain pragmatic experience working for municipalities and for not-for-profit organizations such as the Omaha Economic Development Corporation (OEDC), the City of Council Bluffs, Iowa Community Development Department, the City of Omaha, Nebraska Human Rights and Relations Department, and the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce.
After completing the MPA Program in 2006, I gained full-time employment working for the Nebraska Department of Economic Development, Community and Rural Development Division as an Economic Development Consultant/Housing Specialist. I was prepared because the MPA faculty had positioned me for greatness.
Currently, I am a civilian employee for the U.S. Department of Defense/Army. As an expatriate working in the Republic of Korea (South Korea) at USAG-Humphreys, I serve as the Chief, Housing Services Office and Deputy to the Housing Director. I am charged with drafting standard operating procedures, approval authority for exceptions to policies (ETPs), policy implementation, and operations of the Housing Division.
Recently, I graduated with the Ph.D. in Global Leadership-Organizational Management from the Indiana Institute of Technology College of Business (May 2015). The tools I acquired as an MPA student have afforded me the skills needed to thrive in complex and ambiguous environments and the audacity to never quit.
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