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Texas Certified Public Manager® Program

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Training public and nonprofit managers in the ethical values and technical competencies associated with outstanding public service.

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National History Day Competition

Click here for a website that provides information on Ms. Oveta Culp Hobby which was reported at the National History Day Competition.

Howard & Marilyn Balanoff delivered a paper, entitled “The National Certified Public Manager® (CPM) Consortium: A Model for Public and Nonprofit Leaders and Managers around the World” at the 2015 International Association of Schools & Institutes of Administration (IASIA) Conference which was held in Paris, France from July 6 – 10, 2015. 

Click here to access and read the paper.

74 New CPM Graduates Recognized At the Texas Capitol June 8, 2015

Texas State University’s William P. Hobby Center for Public Service graduated seventy four new Texas Certified Public Managers at the Texas State Capitol on Monday June 8, 2015.

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Summer & Fall 2015

Click here for a schedule of CPM courses being offered for academic credit in the Summer & Fall 2015 semesters in San Marcos, Round Rock and San Antonio, Texas.

Summer 2015 & Fall 2015 Academic Registration for CPM Courses in San Marcos, Round Rock & San Antonio, Texas

Academic Registration in Banner for the Summer 2015 & Fall 2015 Semesters begins on March 23rd. Regular registration for the Summer 2015 Semester ends on May 25, 2015 and regular registration for the Fall 2015 Semester ends on August 6, 2015.  If you wish to receive academic credit for CPM courses click here for a Summer 2015 schedule and click here for a Fall 2015 schedule of CPM courses with academic course numbers and CRN numbers which are required for academic registration in Banner.  Also open the link “Applying for CPM Courses for Academic Credit for Summer 2015 or Fall 2015 Semester” at the top of this page, follow the instructions and be sure to complete the online ODEL application prior to registering for CPM courses in Banner. If you are registering for Certification only then open the link “Register for CPM Courses for Certification Not Academic Credit” and follow the instructions for registration and payment.


Texas CPM Conference Conducted on April 10th in Austin, Texas. The Honorable Bill White, former Mayor of Houston Texas delivered the 2015 William P. Hobby Distinguished Lecture.

Click here for information, videos & pictures of the 2015 CPM & ASPA Conference and Hobby Distinguished Lecture.

Centex ASPA Schedules Public Service Recognition Week Banquet for May 14th.

The Centex Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) has scheduled its 2015 Public Service Recognition Week Banquet for Thursday May 14, 2015. The Banquet will be conducted from 6 pm – 8:30 pm at Green Pastures Restaurant in Austin, Texas.

Click here for an application to nominate an individual for a Public Service Award.

Click here for an event announcement

For additional information and to buy tickets to this event go to the Centex ASPA website which is http://www.centexaspa.com and/or contact Centex ASPA President Jason Alexander at president.centexaspa@gmail.com

Former Texas Lt Governor Bill Hobby Roasted and Toasted for his 83rd Birthday

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Click here for video shown at birthday celebration.

Click here for video of the “Roast & Toast” Celebration for Governor Hobby’s 83rd Birthday.

Texas State University - Public Administration Magazine

The Texas State University Public Administration Program has just published the PA Magazine.  In addition to articles about the Political Science Department’s Public Administration Programs the Magazine includes articles about Texas Certified Public Manager® (CPM) Program.

Click here to access the PA Magazine in its entirety.

Public Funds Investment Act Internet Course

Applications Now Being Accepted
Registration is underway for the Public Funds Investment Act Internet Course.  This course offers an open enrollment and requires at least 10 hours of independent study for certification and recertification.  You may register and begin this course at a time of your own choosing.  Click here for more information.

Blast from the Past

Click here for a video of the 1st Texas CPM Graduation which was conducted by Governor George Bush in December 1996.

National CPM Program

For additional information about the National CPM Program, please click here for a link to two articles about the CPM Program one appeared in the journal, The Public Manager and the other in PA Times.