Advisory Board

MPA Advisory Board (MPAAB)

The MPA Advisory Board (MPAAB), established in January 2011, is charged with the following mission:

The Georgia Southern Master of Public Administration Advisory Board exists to accentuate the linkage between the MPA program and the community that it serves. The board serves to provide strategic leadership to the program as well as advise the program in the specific areas of curriculum, internships, community partnerships, financial resources, program quality, alumni and alumnae engagement and the needs of potential employers.€

The MPAAB meets quarterly to engage in deliberate strategic thinking and monitor emergent issues, assessing the program in each of the above areas in order to fulfill the mission of the program by meeting the needs of our students, public-serving organizations, and the community at large. Board membership draws on noted practitioners, distinguished alumni and alumnae, and emeritus faculty in order to ensure the board effectively spans the boundaries between program and community.

Current Board Membership
Member Affiliation Term Ends
Heather McNeal, President Court Administrator, Bulloch County 2018
James Hall, Vice President Crime Analyst, Savannah Metropolitan Police 2018
Jason Boyles Assistant City Engineer, City of Statesboro 2018
Sarah-Martha Todd Executive Director, Girls on the Run – Coastal Georgia 2018
LaMeisha Kelly City Planner, City of Rincon 2018
Joseph Mosley Consultant, E5 Creative Concepts and Consulting 2018
Bob Olliff Executive Director, United Way of Southeast Georgia 2021
Judith Oglesby Senior Attorney, ADR Program Director, Ogeechee Judicial Circuit 2021
Ben McKay Research Specialist, Bureau of Business Research and Economic Development, Georgia Southern University 2021

Please contact Dr. Cary Christian if you are interested in joining the MPA Advisory Board.

Last updated: 1/30/2017

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