CPM Graduation

The KU Public Management Center and
the graduates of the Kansas Certified Public Manager® Program
cordially invite you to attend the Graduation Ceremony
Friday, December 6, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
Kansas State Capitol Building in the House Chamber, 3rd Floor
300 SW 10th Avenue, Topeka, KS
Refreshments follow the ceremony

Click on the invitation to register (or follow the menu link on the left side)


Graduation will be held in the House of Representatives Chamber (3rd Floor) in the Kansas State Capitol Building. The address is 300 SW 10th Avenue, Topeka, KS.


There are some free visitor parking spaces in the Statehouse underground garage. Enter this garage from 8th Avenue on the north side of the Capitol (corner of SW 8th Avenue and SW Harrison). There are signs saying you may park there for two hours for free, but we have requested to be there longer and they have given us the okay for that. 

Visitor spaces in the middle of the garage; employees park along the perimeter of that same level. Spaces are limited. If you park in any of the Reserved areas they will be ticketed and the fine is $150.00 or more.​​ Also, note that the clearance is 8’2”.

There are parking meters all around the Capitol. Anyone with handicap tags can park at any meter without charge, if there aren’t any spaces inside the garage. You can see a map and prices of other parking options here: http://www.da.ks.gov/fm/buildings/information/visitorparking.htm 

Due to the complexity of the building, we encourage you and your guests to arrive at the Statehouse at least 10 minutes before you need to be at the House Chamber within the building.


Class photos: 8:45 a.m. Please be at the Hallway outside the Old Supreme Courtroom (at the Statehouse in Topeka, 3rd Floor).

House Chamber: Graduates will be seated in alphabetical order. The flow for certificate reception will be explained.

Ceremony: This lasts about an hour. It starts with a few speeches and recognitions, and then we award the graduates with their certificates.

Reception: light desserts and punch will be served in the hallway one flight up after the ceremony.

PHOTOS We will have a professional photographer at the event, so please be courteous of their time and space. Family and friends are welcome to take photos as well. Please contact us if you’d like to share them through our Facebook page.
ATTIRE Graduates typically dress up a bit. Business casual is an appropriate style. Those who have uniforms – law enforcement, firefighters, etc. – often wear them.
GUESTS We estimate that there will be around 250 people, including the approx. 00 CPM graduates, their guests, the PMC staff, and other guests. Family, children, friends, and coworkers are invited to share this celebration with you. Please know, the last few years have been a packed house, so plan accordingly.
ACCOMMODATIONS The House Chamber is wheelchair accessible, with a little bit of preparation. If you or one of your guests will be using a wheelchair, or need other mobility accommodations, please contact Jennifer Grogg, at jennifer.grogg@ku.edu a couple of days prior to graduation.
QUESTIONS Please contact Jennifer Grogg or Ruth DeWitt rdewitt@ku.edu or 785-864-2554

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