Governor Hobby, Howard Balanoff, Marilyn Balanoff and Saralee Tiede with Hobby Scholars at Serrano’s Restaurant in Austin Texas
Persons left to right are Monique Adams, Marilyn Balanoff, Saralee Tiede, Bill Hobby, Lindsey Rose, Howard Balanoff, Jamar Keaton, Romy Adame-Wilson, Dawn Hernandez-Hale, Lou de Virgilio, Edgar Gomez.
Former Texas Lt. Governor Bill Hobby (left) with Saralee Tiede present a copy of their new book, “How Things Really Work” to Hobby MPA Scholar Lindsey Rose. Saralee Tiede is currently Communications Director of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin Texas.
Former Texas Lt. Governor Bill Hobby (left) with Saralee Tiede present a copy of their new book, “How Things Really Work” to Hobby CPM Scholar Dawn Hernandez-Hale.
The Texas CPM Program was reaccredited for 5 additional years (through 2016) at the NCPM Conference in Salt Lake. Marilyn Balanoff and Howard Balanoff (center left and center right) receive the reaccreditation certificate from Kathleen Parker, member of the Texas Reaccreditation team (far right) and Michael Waters, Past Chair, National CPM Consortium (far left).
Current National CPM Consortium Chair Marilyn Balanoff presents Michael Waters, CPM Past Chair with a plaque of appreciation for his service as the 2010/2011 Chair of the National CPM Consortium.
Governor Hobby, Howard Balanoff, Marilyn Balanoff and Saralee Tiede with Hobby Scholars at Eastside Café in Austin Texas.
Persons left to right are James Gibbens, C.J. Garcia, Wei Cui, Denise Dusek, Howard Balanoff, Steve Umeh, Marilyn Balanoff, Bill Hobby, Saralee Tiede, Maureen Germaine.
Former Texas Lt. Governor Bill Hobby (left) with Saralee Tiede present a copy of their new book, “How Things Really Work” to Hobby MPA Scholar Maureen Germaine. Saralee Tiede is currently Communications Director of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin Texas.
Denise Dusek, has completed 12 hours in the MPA Program with a perfect 4.0 average. Her husband is pursuing a Doctorate in Business Administration. Her email is email@example.com
Maureen Germaine received her Bachelor’s degree from Grand Valley State University in Michigan. She is a second year student in the MPA Program. She is currently working as an unpaid volunteer at the Hays County Food bank doing grant research for that organization. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Umeh received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston. He is currently working on his MPA degree and also looking for a full time job in the Austin area. His email is email@example.com
James Gibbens, works as an “Evidence Manager” in the CSI Laboratory of the Austin Police Department. James is taking CPM courses in San Marcos. His email is James.Gibbens@ci.austin.tx.us
C.J. Garcia, is an accountant in the budget and accounting office of the City of San Marcos. He is taking CPM courses in San Marcos. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Wei Cui, is a foreign student from People’s Republic of China. Wei is pursuing an MPA degree with a career focus on international relations. She is a first year student in the MPA Program. Her email is email@example.com
By Ann Friou
University News Service
October 13, 2011
Howard R. Balanoff, professor of political science at Texas State University-San Marcos, has been elected as a Fellow in the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA).
Fellows are chosen from among outstanding public administration practitioners and scholars across the country. Balanoff will be inducted as a Fellow Nov. 17.
NAPA, chartered by Congress as an independent, non-partisan organization, directs projects and services to improve the quality, performance, and accountability of government. Its 680 Fellows help public sector leaders by evaluating, analyzing, and making recommendations on the nation’s most critical management, governance, policy, and operational issues.
Balanoff, who has taught at Texas State for more than 30 years, holds the William P. Hobby Professorship in Political Science and directs the acclaimed Texas Certified Manager Program (CPM), offered through the university’s William P. Hobby Center for Public Service. The CPM program, accredited by the National Consortium of Certified Public Managers, offers training to government managers to enhance the quality, efficiency, effectiveness, and professionalism of their leadership.
Balanoff is the author of numerous articles on public administration and planning and is the editor of the textbook Public Policy and Administration. He is chair of the American Society for Public Administration’s (ASPA) Section for Certified Public Management. He is a former member of the National Council of ASPA and a former president of the National Certified Public Manager Consortium. He has also served as chair of ASPA's international affairs committee and chair of ASPA's section on professional and organizational development.
Balanoff’s specialty areas are personnel administration, public policy, organizational theory and behavior, human resources administration and professional development, and education in the public sector. He also teaches courses and conducts research in the area of international and comparative public administration. For seven years he served on active duty as a communications-electronics officer and missile combat crew commander in the United States Air Force. He also served for 13 years a member of the Air Force Reserves. He holds the rank of Major USAF-Retired. Balanoff received a B.A. degree in political science and history from Hunter College of the City University of New York, and master’s and Ph.D. degrees in urban and regional planning from Texas A&M University.
Howard Balanoff (left) receives his “New Fellow” Induction Plaque from Dr. Ken Apfel, President of the National Academy of Public Administration at the NAPA Annual Conference held in Washington DC.