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Advisory Board

The MPA Advisory Board connects the program with the larger community. Board members are volunteers who help the program in the governance and advancement of the MPA program at Indiana University South Bend. The MPA program intends to train successful and qualified managers to lead public organizations.  This is best accomplished through active engagement with the community in which students serve. This is accomplished by:

  • Providing counsel to the MPA program director and the Department of Political Science in areas of course offerings, program changes, and accreditation;
  • Assisting the program by helping to secure mentors and internships for students;
  • Assisting, when possible, with the placement of graduates;
  • Stimulating public awareness of MPA education needs and contributions;
  • Advocating the program through the recruitment of new students; and,
  • Advancing the program through active engagement in fundraising.

MPA Advisory Board members for 2014-2015 are:

  • Linda Barrett (MPA '11), Vice President of Clinical Services and Information Technology, Community Hospital of Bremen
  • Shanna Frische-Mouri (MPA '15 - expected), Student Service Coordinator, Purdue College of Technology at South Bend
  • Chris Godlewski (MPA '12), Plan Director, Elkhart County Plan Commission
  • Kyle Hannon (MPA '95), President/CEO, Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce
  • Matt Harrington, (Advisory Board Chair), Vice Presdient or Organizational Advancement, Logan Center
  • Jessica Koscher (MPA '05), Executive Vice President, United Way of Elkhart County
  • Pamela Meyer, Director of Neighborhood Engagement, City of South Bend
  • Lauren McLennan, (MPA '12), Associate Consultant, Praxis Strategies & Solutions
  • Kellie Porter, Vice President, Memorial Health Foundation 
  • Kara Strang (MPA '15 - expected), Manager Ambassador & Parking Services, Memorial Hospital of South Bend
  • Thomas Sutula, Senior Associate Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program, Memorial Hospital of South Bend

Find out more facts about the MPA Program and its history.