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

Registration for the Summer & Fall 2014 Semesters begins on March 24, 2014 If you wish to receive academic credit for CPM courses click here for a Summer & Fall 2014 schedule of CPM courses with academic and CRN numbers which are required for academic registration in Banner.  Also open the link “Applying for CPM Courses for Academic Credit for Summer & Fall 2014 Semesters” 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 SCHEDULED IN ROUND ROCK, TEXAS FOR APRIL 11, 2014

Registration for the Friday April 11, 2014 Texas CPM Conference is now open.  Registration is free for CPM alumni, students, faculty, advisory board members and friends.  Conference registration fees are also waived for speakers and guests of the Texas State University William P. Hobby Center for Public Service.

Click here for a preliminary schedule of the Conference & Hobby Lecture.

Click here to register for the Texas CPM Conference and William P. Hobby Distinguished Lecture

Instructions for travel to the Texas State University Avery Building in Round Rock are listed below.  Directions are also available at http://www.rrhec.txstate.edu/sites.html   The Avery Building is located at 1555 University Blvd. which is about 1 ½ miles east of IH 35 in northeast Round Rock.

Directions from SOUTH, CENTRAL AUSTIN and SAN MARCOS area:

1: Start out going NORTH on I-35.
2: Take EXIT #256 toward University Blvd (FM 1431)
3: Turn RIGHT onto University Blvd
4: Keep STRAIGHT for about  1.5 miles.
5: AVERY BUILDING, 1555 University Blvd. will be on RIGHT SIDE.

Open parking is available all around the Avery Building. Just be sure not to park in a “handicapped” slot unless you are authorized to do so.


Texas Tech’s CPM Program in Abilene

Texas CPM Program to be offered in Abilene by Texas Tech. Click here for details.


Texas State University’s CPM Program in San Antonio

Texas State University’s CPM Program is scheduled to start in June 2014 at the Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG) in San Antonio. Click here for CPM Schedule and information.


“The Hobby Family History in Texas” by Bill Hobby

Click here to view and/or download the new book “The Hobby Family History in Texas” by Bill Hobby


December Texas CPM Program Graduation

Texas CPM Program Graduates 59 at Texas Capitol on December 9, 2013.

Click here for story & pictures


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.


Houston City Council Proclaims July 30, 2013 as Certified Public Manager® (CPM) Day

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2013 Annual Conference of the Texas City Management Association

Texas State University’s William P. Hobby Center for Public Service was a major participant at the 2013 Texas City Management Association (TCMA) Conference which was held from June 20 – 23, 2013 in San Marcos, Texas. 

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June Texas CPM Program Graduation

Texas CPM Program Graduates 33 at Texas Capitol on June 10, 2013.

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Centrex ASPA Public Service Recognition Week Awards Banquet

Texas State University’s William P. Hobby Center for Public Service was one of 3 major sponsors of the Centex ASPA Public Service Recognition Week Awards Banquet which was held on May 22, 2013.

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International CPM Program - Baltics

Hobby Center begins International CPM Program in the Baltics.

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2013 CPM Conference

Click here for a review of the 2013 Texas CPM Conference which was held in Round Rock, Texas on April 12th. The review includes Power Point presentations, pictures and videos from speakers including Scott McCown, Executive Director of the Center for Public Policy Priorities who delivered the William P. Hobby Distinguished Lecture at the Conference. 


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.