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2017 Graduations


Texas State University’s
William P. Hobby Center for Public Service
Conducts Certified Public Manager® (CPM) Program Graduation
At the Texas Capitol
June 12, 2017

62 New Texas CPM Graduates Recognized

By Sue Breland

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. The CPM graduates and their families came from CPM Programs at the following locations: Arlington, Houston, Edinburg and Nacogdoches, Round Rock, San Marcos Texas. The graduates participated in CPM Programs offered by the following universities, Texas State, Stephen F. Austin, Sam Houston State, the University of Houston and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

The Graduation Speaker, Chris Hartung, is a regular and popular instructor in Texas CPM programs. Mr. Hartung is the President of Chris Hartung Consulting and a former City Manager of the City of Denton Texas. In the graduation address, Chris spoke about the need to regain public trust, through relationship building, active communication and ensuring the community understands “why” government decisions are made. You can watch Chris’ speech online below.

The June 2017 Graduates are listed below by University and CPM Program Location

Texas State University Arlington:
Jeremy D. Allen, Sheila M. Baker, Dennis M. Baldwin, Tanangela Beatty, Ariel Carmona, Clay Caruthers, Robert David Diaz, Curtis T. Howard, Stormy Johnson, Nicole Offerdahl, Christel Pettinos, Matthew Ribitzki, Athena Seaton, Jana Dee Shelton, Luis E. Soler and Jason B. Weeks

Texas State University Round Rock:
Joseph D Chacon, Gary “Gene” Ellis, Charles A. Haight, Elizabeth H. Hernández, William E. Kent, Randall Lott, Nathaniel A. Martin, Allan McClatcher Sr., Jina Reville Self and Chris Whittaker

Texas State University San Marcos:
Ana Isabel Duarte, Charles Darren Gurley, Elizabeth H. Hernandez, Bryan K. Hugghins, Scotty Jones, Kathy Pollack, Vanessa Rocha, and Monique Bell Vernon

Sam Houston State University, Houston:
Lisa M. Camp, Bryan Corb, James R. Nolen, Reginald B. Rainey, and Renata Spann

Stephen F. Austin State University:
Clayton Godfrey, Robert N. Haberle, Mike Kunst, Robert B. Thames, and Bertha Alejandra Vega

University of Houston:
Roxanne L. Benitez, Matthew Martin Daeumer, and Ana Garfaoui

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley:
David J. Arce, David Briales, Rodrigo Dávila, Homero A. De Leon, Jesus R. Espinoza, Juanita Flores, Zulema D. Garcia, Lizbeth Gonzalez, Edgar E. Ituarte, Aida Lerma, Ingrid B. Martinez, Melecio Orozco, Marco Antonio Ramos, Cesar Noe Rodriguez, Teodoro Rodriguez, and Daniel Serna

Congratulations to all June 2017 Certified Public Manager® graduates!

For more information, contact Dr. Howard R. Balanoff, the William P. Hobby Professor of Public Service at Texas State University. He is also the Director of the Texas Certified Public Manager® (CPM) Program and can be reached at hb02@txstate.edu or 512/245-345. Additional information about the William P. Hobby Center for Public Service and the Texas Certified Public Manager® (CPM) Program can be found at www.txstate.edu/cpm