MPA Application Goal Statement & End Game
Once I'm a post-graduate from the Valdosta State University MPA program I foresee myself working in higher education administration. In my future position I aspire to help develop any college or university policies that promote student, community, and economic growth.
Since 2006 I've worked in the public sector with Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) and College of Coastal Georgia (CCGA). As a past librarian assistant and current information specialist I've witnessed the ebb and flow of two different colleges. I consider both institutions as a second home as I've grown in my education and career. During my employment with FSCJ I was an active member in the Association of Florida Colleges (AFC is a self-funded association lobbying for Florida's higher education). As an AFC FSCJ Campus Representative and FSCJ Chapter Historian I got first-hand experience with implementation of education by-laws, policies, and state legislation.
To contribute to any institution's growth I need to know the fundamentals such as provided by the core concentration of the M.P.A. program. The building blocks of this program will open a two-way street between me and the inner workings of the public sector. Combining my experiences with this program will create a springboard for me to rise to academia challenges and to contribute where needed.
Over the years as a full-time state employee and a part-time student I've learned that eduction has the immeasurable power to promote growth and stability; overall I want to be a part of a better tomorrow and that tomorrow includes an educated society.