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MPA Alumni

Eastern Michigan University is proud to have trained over 600 public servants through its Master of Public Administration program since its inception in 1980, and these alumni represent a valuable network of support for the program and for current students.

Read how earning the MPA at EMU has impacted our alumni.



Winter 2019

Fall 2018

Winter 2018

Fall 2017

Winter 2017

Fall 2016

Winter 2016

Fall 2015

Winter 2015

Spring 2013

Fall 2012

Spring 2012


Become Involved

Do you have an update (job, honors, awards, contact information) you would like to share with us? Are you interested in becoming more involved with the EMU MPA program?

Let us know by filling out the Alumni Contact Form .


MPA Advisory Board

The Board includes a diverse group of professionals in the field, several of whom are program alumni, who represent the areas of concentration in the program. The purposes of the Advisory Board are to provide guidance and recommendations to program faculty and the department on a) recruiting and retaining students; b) identifying new or changing curriculum needs to respond to workforce demands; c) changing mission of the program, if any; and d) fundraising to support special programmatic needs.

2018-19 Advisory Board Members

Nickie Bateson, Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer, Great Lakes Water Authority
John K. Bennett, Retired Police Officer, City of Detroit
Natalie Burg, Writer/Editor, Self-employed
John Buzuvis, Community Development Director, City of Plymouth
Patricia Denig, Director of Human Resources, Pittsfield Charter Township
Aaron Desentz, City Manager, City of Eaton Rapids
Garland Doyle, Interim City Clerk, City of Pontiac
John Fike, CEO/Executive Director, Philanthropy Solutions
Alison Foreman, Executive Director, Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels
Emily Guyton, Human Resources Business Partner, Surgical Business Unit, University of Michigan - Medicine
Brian Keisling, Director, Bureau of Medicaid Operations and Actuarial Services, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Andy LaBarre, Washtenaw County Commissioner, Executive VP and Director of Governmental Relations of Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber
Amy Malmer, Membership Manager, Southeast Michigan Council of Governments
AnnaGloria McCormick, Director of Aging and Adult Services, Area Agency on Aging- 1B 
Joseph Ohren, Professor Emeritus, EMU MPA Program and Department of Political Science
Deb Polich, President/CEO, Artrain/The Arts Alliance
Bill Richards, Retired Assistant City Manager of Farmington; MPA Lecturer, Eastern Michigan University
John Seto, Deputy Director of Operations, Division of Public Safety and Security, and Director of Housing Security, University of Michigan
Laura Shue, Health Information Services Director, Michigan Medicine
Caitlin Walton, Senior Business Manager/Financial Analyst, University of Michigan, College of Literature, Science and Arts
Jessica Warfield, Disaster Program Manager, American Red Cross


Contact Us

MPA Coordinator: Rose Jindal rsoliven@emich.edu or 734.487.3113


EMU Alumni Association

Be a part of the EMU Alumni Association.