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2019 Graduations

Texas State University’s
William P. Hobby Center for Public Service
Conducts Certified Public Manager® (CPM) Program Graduation
At the Texas Capitol
June 10, 2019

57 New Texas CPM Graduates Recognized

By Sue Breland


Texas State University’s William P. Hobby Center for Public Service graduated fifty-seven new Texas Certified Public Managers® at the Texas State Capitol on Monday June 11, 2019. The CPM graduates and their families came from CPM Programs at the following locations: Arlington, Nacogdoches, Lubbock, Round Rock, and San Marcos Texas. The graduates participated in CPM Programs offered by the following universities, Texas State, Stephen F. Austin, and Texas Tech University.

The Graduation Speaker was Ms. Charmelle Garrett, Former City Manager of Victoria Texas, and CPM graduate of the very first cohort of Texas Certified Public Managers twenty-three years ago. Ms. Garrett spoke on some of the leadership learnings she had experienced in public service such as seeking out a mentor, building a professional network, keeping integrity at the forefront every day, and continuing to engage in lifelong learning. You can watch Ms. Garrett’s speech online below.

The June 2019 Graduates are listed below by University and CPM Program Location

Texas State University, Arlington:
Cody Collier, Fred Gibbs, Michael Godfrey, Jimmie R. Gregg, Lisa Henderson, Esmeralda Hudson, Damon Ing, J. Mark Jarrell, Matthew C. Jones, Christopher D. Livingston, Jessica Mack, Lyndsay Mitchell, Benjamin Petty, Jonathan C. Phillips, James Razinha, Marcia Reyna, Paul Sandman, Rustin H. Stewart, Bryan Sylvester, Martin T. Wade, Dr. Toni L. Wheeler, Nick Williams, Brian A. Windham, and Wendy Withers

Texas State University, Round Rock:
Xavier D. Antu, Josefina Carrizales, June Ellis, Lillian Ann Farris, Ph.D., Patrick Howard, and Monica Wadleigh

Texas State University, San Marcos:
Manuel M. Casarez, Jonathan Gascoyne, Leslie K. Hinkle, and Kimberly Reed

Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches:
John H. Brown, Tracey Fears, Oscar Javier Gagnon, Shannon O'Keefe, and Randy Carl Ross

Texas Tech University, Lubbock:
Brian Marcos Barboza, Melinda A. Brown, Cristina Odenborg Burns, Jeffrey M. Davis, Oswald Dominic R. Esperat, Rachael Foster, Christine Michelle Guelker, Isauro Gutierrez III, Billy Hernandez, Belinda Hinojosa, Ron Jenkins, Clifton Brocke Lively, Missy Passmore, Willie Resto, Anthony Spanel, Beth A. Walls, Morris T. Williams Jr., and Shawn Wilson

Congratulations to all these 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 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