Graduating Students Present Capstone Project Focused on Increasing the Effectiveness of City Management

Published: May 22, 2015

Graduating Students Present Capstone Project Focused on Increasing the Effectiveness of City Management

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Family, friends, and city management gathered to watch graduating students in the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Master of Public Administration capstone class showcase their final project focused on increasing the effectiveness of the city management on May 11.  Dr. Daniel Jorgensen, Chair of the Department of Social Sciences and Professor of Public Administration who teaches the class, was present to hand students their Masters of Public Administration graduation cords and pins.

The six students who participated in the project were:

  • Damilola Adeyemo
  • Arlene Kent-Medrano
  • Evan Paret
  • Lou Ann Smith          
  • Brandi Venable
  • Dianea  Willis

In collaboration with the City of Corpus Christi, the Masters of Public Administration (MPA) spring 2015 capstone student body examined the current administrative policy and procedure management for the City of Corpus Christi.  Examples of topics discussed as part of the project were the differences between policies and procedures, systems to help employees and residents more easily access policy information, and ways in which the different departments of city management could better work together. Members of the Corpus Christi city management were present at the presentation to watch, make comments, and ask questions.

As part of the National Association of Schools of Public Administration Affairs, the MPA Program at Texas A&M–Corpus Christi focuses on the application of Public Administration theory and concepts in real world situations.  The MPA program focuses on the management of critical issues in public management, public safety, and healthcare administration.