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
|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. Candice Bodkin if you are interested in joining the MPA Advisory Board.
Last updated: 7/15/2021