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In order to ensure that the MPA program curriculum and extracurricular activities effectively prepare students for a career in public service, our program works closely with an advisory board, which is composed of alumni and other knowledgeable professionals from around the country. These board members originate from both the public and non-profit sectors, including individuals from aviation and museum related professions. Ex-officio members of the Board include the Director of the MPA Program, the Chair of the Department of Political Science, the Executive Director of the Public Administration Student Organization (PASO), and a PASO designated student representative. 

The various functions of the MPA Advisory Board include: advising the program on curriculum and research matters; engaging in fundraising; and assisting students and faculty make links with government, non-profit and business organizations. The Advisory Board includes an executive committee and a development committee with various other committees formed as needed to carry out the functions and to achieve the purposes of the board.  

The MPA staff, faculty, and students meet with the advisory board a minimum of twice a year, once in fall and once in spring.