Master of Public Administration Alumni
True leaders in their positions
For over 25 years, Northern Arizona University’s Master of Public Administration program has helped prepare hundreds of graduates to move on to leadership and managerial roles in the public sector. Meet some of our alumni who are making a difference in their communities and their organizations by solving challenges through analyzing and implementing policy.
“NAU’s MPA program allowed me to use my practical knowledge of working in government and combine it with theory learned in the program. An MPA is necessary for moving up in local government, and NAU’s MPA helped me elevate my career.”
– Joanne Keene, ’11
Deputy County Manager, Coconino County, Arizona
“I would not be where I am today if it weren’t for NAU’s MPA program. My work with the professors and fellow students laid the foundation that opened tremendous windows of opportunity. The academics, combined with my internship at Coconino County, put my career on the right track. I love what I do now, make a good living, and feel like I make a difference in the community. My experience with the Politics and International Affairs Department heavily contributed to my success, and I encourage others to explore opportunities here.”
– Jeremy Legg, ’02
Special Projects Manager, City of Phoenix
“The Online MPA program at NAU gave me the tools I needed to take control of my career. The educators encouraged me to use my work experience to enhance my studies. The content is so applicable; I find myself utilizing the skills I obtained from the program daily. The professors were knowledgeable and accessible, which was one of the most important aspects of the program. I owe the past, present, and future of my career to the professors and staff of the online NAU program. Forever grateful.”
– Jeremy Floyd, ’17
Division Manager, Coconino County Public Works
“NAU’s MPA program has allowed me to advance in state government because the program’s focus on public policy and theory prepared me to be successful in the public sector. Earning my MPA at Northern Arizona University was one of the best choices for my career.”
– Alexa Kaumaya, ’17
Project Coordinator, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System
Find out more about careers for MPA graduates.