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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

MemberAffiliationTerm Ends
Heather McNeal, PresidentCourt Administrator, Bulloch County2018
James Hall, Vice PresidentCrime Analyst, Savannah Metropolitan Police2018
Jason BoylesAssistant City Engineer, City of Statesboro2018
Sarah-Martha ToddExecutive Director, Girls on the Run – Coastal Georgia2018
LaMeisha KellyCity Planner, City of Rincon2018
Joseph MosleyConsultant, E5 Creative Concepts and Consulting2018
Bob OlliffExecutive Director, United Way of Southeast Georgia2021
Judith OglesbySenior Attorney, ADR Program Director, Ogeechee Judicial Circuit2021
Ben McKayResearch Specialist, Bureau of Business Research and Economic Development, Georgia Southern University2021

Please contact Dr. Candice Bodkin if you are interested in joining the MPA Advisory Board.

Last updated: 7/15/2021