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CPM Paper Presented at the European Group in Public Administration (EGPA) Conference in Milan, Italy on August 30, 2017

Howard & Marilyn Balanoff have co-authored a paper with Nikol Hopman, from Leiden University in the Netherlands and Goos Mindeman, from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. The title of the paper is The National Certified Public Manager® (CPM) Program: A Model for Public and Nonprofit Leaders and Managers around the World.  The paper was presented at the European Group for Public Administration (EGPA) Conference on August 30. 2017. Howard Balanoff, Marilyn Balanoff, Goos Mindeman & Casper VanDenBerg, a member of the faculty at Leiden University presented the paper at EGPA.

Click here for a copy of the paper.

Picture of the CPM presenters at the EGPA Conference (click on picture to enlarge).


Starting in the Fall 2017 Semester MPA Internships will be coordinated by Dr. Howard Balanoff, Professor & Director of the William P. Hobby Center for Public Service.

Click here for the Revised Internship Guidelines. For additional information please contact Dr. Balanoff at and/or 512/245-3453.

Click here to access the online MPA Student Data Internship Form. All MPA students whether or not they are interested in an Internship are required to complete this form.

Click here to access the online Employer Internship Request Form if you are a public or not-for-profit sector employer or a related private sector employer that is looking to hire an MPA Intern.

Texas CPM June 12, 2017 Graduation

Texas State University’s William P. Hobby Center for Public Service graduated sixty-two new Texas Certified Public Managers® at the Texas State Capitol on Monday June 12, 2017.

Click here for pictures of graduates and video of the Graduation Speaker.

2017 Texas CPM Conference

The 2017 Texas CPM Conference and William P. Hobby Distinguished Lecture was a great success on Friday April 7, 2017 at the Texas State University Avery Building in Round Rock, Texas.

Click here for video and presentation material from the CPM Conference speakers.

Dallas/Fort Worth opens New Cycle of CPM courses

On January 12, 2017, The Texas Certified Public Manager (CPM) Program opened a New Cycle of CPM courses in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area. Twenty Eight (28) Local Government leaders and managers have enrolled in the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) CPM Program in Arlington, Texas.

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Howard and Marilyn Balanoff Receive Proclamation of Appreciation at National CPM Consortium Conference.

Dr. Howard Balanoff and Ms. Marilyn Balanoff received a "Proclamation of Appreciation" for Service to the National Certified Public Manager ® (CPM) Consortium at the Oct 23-25 Annual Conference in Baltimore MD.

Click here to view the Proclamation and picture.

Summer & Fall 2017 Academic Schedule

Click here for the 2017 CPM Academic Schedule for San Marcos & Round Rock, Texas.

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.