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KU announces Kansas Certified Public Manager® Program graduates for 2016

Thursday, December 01, 2016

LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Public Management Center has announced this year’s graduates of the Kansas Certified Public Manager program. The graduation ceremony will take place Friday, Dec. 2, in the House Chamber at the Capitol.

The 75 graduates, who began their coursework in January, represent local, county, state or federal agencies, as well as utilities, from across Kansas. They participated in classes in Topeka, the Kansas City area and Hays.

Of these participants, 20 are graduates of the Law Enforcement Leadership Academy Command School. They completed their CPM certification through classroom instruction and online work, and they will be included in the graduation ceremony.

“The Kansas CPM program is a dynamic and engaging certification program of 300 contact hours that utilizes a capstone project (as the final exam) and course materials that inspire new ways of thinking and innovative approaches to solving problems,” said Terri Callahan, program manager. “I am very impressed with the caliber and dedication of the CPM graduates. Their love for public service and leadership is very evident by their commitment and dedication to their organizations, communities and the citizens they serve.”

The Kansas CPM program is a professional education opportunity for managers working in government agencies, nonprofits and organizations that contract to provide public services and meet community needs. CPM is a nationally accredited management program and certification in which participants develop and strengthen their management skills through a competency-based curriculum. Close to 1,600 CPM graduates have earned the nationally recognized emblem of management excellence through the Kansas program.

The program can fill a training gap for staff with significant technical expertise who seek to further their knowledge of current management practices. The Kansas program offers a blended learning approach of classroom hours, online learning and outside assignments to meet 300 hours of structured learning. The curriculum addresses personal and organizational integrity, managing work, leading people, developing self, public service and leadership during times of change. Along the way, participants complete a capstone project focused on an opportunity for cost savings, revenue generation, process improvement or innovation in their workplace.

Participants meet in the classroom two days per month for one year, starting in January. In 2017 CPM will be offered in three locations: Topeka, the Kansas City area and southeast Kansas, rotating between Independence and Pittsburg. For more information or to apply, visit the KU Public Management Center’s website or contact Terri Callahan at tcallahan@ku.edu or 785-864-6864.

The graduates are:

Allen County

Humboldt

Brian Dillow, City of Humboldt Police Department

 

Iola

Bryan Murphy, Allen County Sheriff's Office

Angela Murphy, Allen County 911 Communications Center

 

Atchison County

Atchison

Jack Laurie, Atchison County Sheriff's Office

 

Bourbon County

Fort Scott

David Bruner, City of Fort Scott

Traci Reed, City of Fort Scott

 

Butler County

Andover

Justin Phillips, Andover Police Department

 

Douglas County

Lawrence

Anthony Brixius, Lawrence Police Department

Paula Rapp, Douglas County Youth Services

Ann Spitz, Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Mark Thiel, City of Lawrence

Mark Unruh, Lawrence Police Department

 

Ellis County

Hays

Timothy Greenwood, Hays Police Department

Darin Myers, Ellis County Fire and Emergency Management

Ann Pfeifer, Ellis County Treasurer's Office

 

Geary County

Grandview Plaza

Shawn Peirano, Grandview Plaza Police Department

 

Harvey County

Newton

Bryan Hall, Newton Police Department

 

Jackson County, Missouri

Kansas City

Andrea Dorch, City of Kansas City

Brian Hernandez, City of Kansas City

John Pajor, City of Kansas City

Katherine Randolph, City of Kansas City

June Valdivia, United Services Community Action Agency

 

Raytown

Briana Burrichter, City of Raytown

Rasool Haydaripoor, City of Raytown

Donnie Wilson, United Services Community Action Agency

 

Johnson County

Lenexa

Richard DeVries, City of Lenexa

Fred Ferris, Lenexa Police Department

 

Olathe

Bradley Clay, City of Olathe

Scott Jennings, City of Olathe

Kevin Joles, City of Olathe

Heather Phillips, City of Olathe

 

Overland Park

Nancy McNellis, City of Overland Park

Eric Sandberg, City of Overland Park

 

Prairie Village

David Scott Morrison, City of Prairie Village

 

Shawnee

Jason Bowman, City of Shawnee

 

Leavenworth County

Leavenworth 

Andrew Dedeke, Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office

 

McPherson County

Moundridge

Murray McGee, City of Moundridge

Sheri Parker, City of Moundridge

 

Montgomery County

Coffeyville

Kwin Bromley, Coffeyville Police Department

 

Pottawatomie County

Wamego

Chad Kinsley, Pottawatomie County

Debra Quintanilla, Kansas State Board of Nursing

 

Reno County

Hutchinson

Jason Yingling, Hutchinson Police Department

 

Riley County

Manhattan

Timothy Hegarty, Riley County Police Department

Alvin Perez, Riley County

Julie Winter, Riley County

 

Russell County

Russell

Duane Banks, City of Russell

Richard Krause, City of Russell

Shane Preston, City of Russell

Steven Wells, City of Russell

 

Sedgwick County

Goddard

Donald McElroy, Goddard Police Department

 

Maize

Jolene Graham, City of Maize

 

Park City

Phillip Bostian, Park City Police Department

 

Wichita

Kristine Polian, City of Valley Center

 

Shawnee County

Topeka

Caleb Acree, Shawnee County Sheriff's Office

Rebecca Bahr, Office of the State Fire Marshal

Jason Barney, Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Kristi Carter, Kansas Bureau of Investigation

Ashley Eichman, Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Jana Harden, Topeka Police Department

Tammie Lord, Kansas Highway Patrol

Jason Meinholdt, Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Brooke Miller

Melanie Mills-Bergers, Shawnee County Sheriff's Office

Megan Milner, Kansas Juvenile Corrections Complex

Matthew Simpson, Washburn University

Colleen Stuart, Topeka Police Department

Jessica Willard, Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Corrie Wright, City of Topeka

Steven Zeller, Kansas Highway Patrol

 

Sherman County

Goodland

Shauna Johnson, City of Goodland

 

Wyandotte County

Edwardsville

Michael Kelling, Edwardsville Police Department

 

Kansas City, Kansas

Daniel Soptic, Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office.

 

The KU Public Management Center is dedicated to meeting the professional development and academic needs of organizations and individuals at all levels within the public sector.


Contact

Alecia Gray, Public Relations Manager
KU School of Public Affairs and Administration
agray@ku.edu
785-864-2554
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