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30 Texas CPMs Graduated in June 2020

We congratulate all the new Certified Public Managers from across Texas who graduated in June 2020. Unfortunately, the CPM Graduation at the State Capitol in Austin scheduled for June 15, 2020 was postponed due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. In addition to the CPM Graduation, the Texas CPM Program is celebrating its 25th Anniversary and now numbers over 2,000 CPM Graduates who have Competed the Program since its Inception in July 1995. Click here to view a list of June 2020 CPM Graduates from the various universities across the State of Texas.


Early History of the CPM Program

The Texas CPM Program is celebrating its 25th  Year Anniversary. Click here for information (articles, letters of authorization, videos etc.) about the early history of the Texas CPM Program and Texas State University’s William P. Hobby enter for Public Service.


CPM Courses Fall 2020 will be Delivered Virtually via “Zoom” in San Marcos & Round Rock, Locations

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The journal of Certified Public Manager Applied Research (CPMAR)

The Texas CPM Program has Established, “The journal of Certified Public Manager Applied Research (CPMAR)” at Stephen F. Austin State University. Click here for additional information.

To access the journal go to https://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/cpmar/ 


CPM Graduation Scheduled for June 15, 2020 at the Texas Capitol Postponed Until August 2020

Due to the continuing Coronavirus pandemic, the Texas CPM Graduation scheduled for June 15, 2020 is being postponed until sometime in August. No definite date has been set for the August CPM Graduation. CPM students that have completed all of their requirements for Graduation can receive a letter of completion from Texas State University by having their CPM Director, notify Dr. Balanoff hb02@txstate.edu that all requirements for graduation from the CPM Program have been fulfilled by the participant.


65 Texas CPMs Graduated in December 2019

We congratulate all the new Certified Public Managers from across Texas who graduated at the State Capitol in Austin December 9, 2019. See the summary of the day’s event, photos of graduates and video of Graduation Speaker, Assistant Chief Troy Gay, here.


Dr. Balanoff, Texas CPM Program Director is Named to Receive 2019 Professional Excellence Award in Education from the International City/County Management Association (ICMA).

The ICMA award for excellence in education named in honor of Stephen B. Sweeney will be presented on Wednesday October 23rd at the 2019 ICMA Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Click here to view the narrative for the award that is included in the October 2019 issue of the ICMA Journal Public Management (PM).  The ICMA Public Management (PM) link to the award is https://icma.org/articles/pm-magazine/2019-professional-excellence-awards


Texas CPM Graduates 57 New CPMs

Click here for the June 2019 graduation photos, information, graduate names and video of the commencement speech by Ms. Charmelle Garrett, Former City Manager of Victoria Texas, and CPM graduate of the first class in 1996.


Dr. Balanoff, CPM Program Director and Marilyn Balanoff Visit Leiden University in the Hague, Netherlands

Click here for an interview which was conducted by staff of the Leiden University CPM Program.


View the 2019 Texas CPM Conference Plenary Presentations and William P. Hobby Distinguished Lecture Online

The 2019 Texas CPM Conference and William P. Hobby Distinguished Lecture was conducted on Friday April 5, 2019 at the Texas State University Avery Building in Round Rock, Texas. Over 100 CPM alumni, students, faculty and guests attended. All presentations are available to view online here.


CPM Graduation at Texas Capitol on Monday December 10th

Texas State University’s William P. Hobby Center for Public Service graduated thirty-six new Texas Certified Public Managers® at the Texas State Capitol on Monday December 10, 2018. Click here for the names of graduates, photos, and the video of graduation speaker, Bert Lumbreras.


CPM Graduation Conducted at the Texas Capitol June 8, 2018

62 new graduates join more than 1800 Texas alumni Certified Public Managers©. Click here for the names of graduates, photos and the video of graduation speaker, Alexander Briseno.


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.