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Master of Public Administration

Master of Public Administration

 



University of Guam

 

Master of Public Administration (MPA) Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Guam MPA program is to inspire authentic public servants through leadership that enlightens its learners to discover what it truly means to be of public service. This is fundamental to the institution’s mission of Ina. Diskubre. Setbe. To enlighten. To discover. To serve. 

This professional degree program provides graduate students with a high caliber educational experience that prepares its aspirants to be leaders, managers, and analysts in public affairs, public administration, and public policy careers at the territorial, regional, federal, and international levels. The curriculum offers valuable opportunities for individuals to embrace diversity and practice citizenship; enhance and improve essential leadership/managerial skills; research seminal concepts and theories of public administration, public affairs, and public policy; and explore contemporary techniques regarding the formulation, analysis, and implementation of policies, programs, and best practices in organization and society. This mission is accomplished by educating and training professional leaders that are citizenship-oriented, accountable, ethically conscious and whose focus is a sincere commitment to make a difference through public service.

(The words Ina, Diskubre, and Setbe are in the indigenous language of Chamorro, which mean to enlighten, discover, and serve)  

 

NASPAA Membership

The School of Business and Public Administration's Master of Public Administration Program is a member of NASPAA. NASPAA or The Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration is considered the global standard in public service education. With nearly 300 member schools located across the U.S, and in 14 countries around the globe, NASPAA is recognized global accreditor of graduate education programs in public policy, public affairs, public administration, and public & non-profit management. The program is currently seeking NASPAA Accreditation.

 

Program Chair:

John J. Rivera, PhD
Email: jrivera@triton.uog.edu

 

ADMISSION STEPS

Step 1.  Apply and get accepted to the University of Guam's Graduate Studies.

Step 2.  Submit a complete packet of the admission requirements (items 1 through 8) as stated below. 

Step 3.  After Steps 1 & 2 are completed schedule a meeting with the Program Chair at jrivera@trition.uog.edu. Items 9 & 10 will be completed during the meeting. You must bring a copy of your completed admission packet (Step 2) and a "Form A" to your interview.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

In order to apply for admission to the Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program, applicant packets must include:

  1.  Satisfaction of Graduate Admission Standards, according to the current UOG Graduate Bulletin;

  2.  The prospective candidate has earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in any field;

  3.  Official transcripts of all undergraduate work;

  4.  An overall grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 (on a 4-point scale) in the last two years (62hrs.);

  5.  Complete the Common Professional Component (CPC) – Based Comprehensive Exam;

        • The assessment is $36 and can be purchased with a valid credit card on the secured webpage.
        • To begin go to:  http://www.peregrineacademics.com/uofguam
        • Your password is: UOG-4350
        • Please ensure that you go to the the "Graduate Degree Programs CPC Exams" section and select the "Master of Public Administration Program -- Inbound."
        • The registration process should take no more than 5 minutes to complete. Upon completion of your registration you will receive a confirmation email with your exam/course link for taking the exam, at the email address you provided.
        • If you have any problems with the registration process, please visit our technical support page at: http://www.peregrineacademics.com/support

  6.  Two letters of recommendation;

  7.  Resume;

  8.  Statement of intent;

        • The statement of intent should include, at the least, why the prospective candidate is choosing to pursue MPA, what the applicant intends to do with the degree, and other pertinent information;

  9.  Interview (to be scheduled w/ Program Chair); and an

10.  Essay/Writing Sample (to be administered on the spot during the interview w/ Program Chair).

 

MPA Core Competencies

The following will serve as the seven domains of the MPA Core Competencies. These domains relate to mission, public service values and functions as the basis for the program’s curriculum. Upon completing the requirements of the MPA degree, students will demonstrate the following abilities:

Competency 1:  Demonstrate an advanced understanding of leading and managing in public governance;

Competency 2:  Demonstrate an ability to relevantly apply a real world understanding, participate in, and contribute to the policy process;

Competency 3:  Demonstrate a practical competency to analyze, synthesize, think critically, quantitatively/qualitatively reason, solve problems and make decisions;

Competency 4:  Demonstrate an advanced proficiency to articulate and apply a public service perspective grounded in professional, ethical and socially responsible behavior;

Competency 5:  Demonstrate a dynamic ability to be innovative, to communicate, and interact productively with a diverse and changing workforce and citizenry;

Competency 6:  Demonstrate an advanced proficiency in utilizing technology toward the betterment and advancement of the profession; and

Competency 7:  Demonstrate a comprehensive mindset that fosters an advanced understanding and appreciation of territorial, regional, federal, and international environments, with consideration of indigenous and global impact perspectives, and their relation to Public Administration.

 

MPA Public Service Values

The following public service values are fundamental ideals and principles of the MPA program that are shared by its faculty, students, and stakeholders alike. The program’s mission, governance, and curriculum are structured to uphold the following public service values, which distinguishes this program from other degree programs:

Public Service Value 1 - Professionals Committed to Accountability, Transparency, and Ethics:  Our mission will be met by competent professionals, committed to pursuing the public interest with accountability, transparency, and the highest standard of ethical consideration.

Public Service Value 2 - Public Servants Worthy of Public Trust:  As Public Servants, with every thought, word, and deed, we must strive every day, and at every instance, to prove ourselves worthy of the public’s trust. We must be humble and consider ourselves privileged to be charged with the welfare of others.

Public Service Value 3 - Keepers of Respect, Equity, and Fairness Rooted in the Principles of Democracy:  The Principles of Democracy must be at the heart of everything we do.  We must also always strive to demonstrate respect, equity, and fairness in dealing with all people and fellow public servants.  Further, it should be our pledge to be guided by Constitutional principles of the United States, the Organic Act of Guam, and be exemplars of law-abiding citizens in our respective roles within public service.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

The Master of Public Administration program has 3 categories: 1) the Core Courses, 2) Elective Courses, and 3) Capstone. The capstone may only be taken in the student’s graduating semester.  Note: All pre-service students must take PA598 as an elective.

 
Core Courses: (24 credit hours)
Course
Title
Credit Hours
PA501 Applied Research Methodology 3
PA510 Administrative Thought 3
PA525 Public Budgeting 3
PA530 Public Management 3
PA535 Intergovernmental Relations 3
PA540 Administrative Law 3
PA560 Leadership and Social Responsibility of Organizations 3

PA570 (a-e)

Special Topics in Public Personnel Administration

a) Policy; b) Sanctions; c) Employment Law; d) Organizations e) Systems

3

 

Elective Courses: (6-9 credit hours)
Course
Title                  
Credit Hours
PA526 Private Enterprise and Public Policy 3
PA545 Organizational Behavior and Theory 3
PA550 Comparative Public Administration 3
PA561 Public Planning 3
PA565 Public Contracting and Procurement Policies and Practices 3
PA598 Internship 3
PA690*

Special Project

*May be taken multiple times only with the expressed written consent of the MPA Program Coordinator

3

 

Capstone: (3–6 credit hours)
Course
Title
Credit Hours

PA692

Practicum, or 3, or
PA695 Thesis 6
Either PA692 Practicum or PA695 Thesis will meet the Capstone requirement. Capstone will also serve as the MPA Qualifying Exam and may only be taken in the student’s graduating semester. Instructor’s consent is required for admittance into the Capstone courses. 
Course enrollment is limited to those admitted to the MPA Program.

 

TOTAL 36 CREDIT HOURS

Program Chair

University of Guam

Assistant Professor, Public Administration / Program Chair, Master of Public Administration and Professional Master of Business Administration (PMBA)

Office Location: SBPA Bldg., Rm. 138
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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About

John J. Rivera, an INTJ, is an executive coach, consultant and professor with a decade and a half of diverse professional and academic experience.

John possesses a strong skill set that is complemented by an array of the most prominent developmental assessments in the market today. He is one of only a few hundred MBTI™ (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) Certified Master Practitioners, with competency in all Levels—Steps I, II, & III. Of those certified to use the Step III instrument, he is in a class of about a hundred people worldwide. He is Guam's first and only MBTI™ Master Practitioner, Certified Step III Practitioner, EMP™ Founding Practitioner, and was among the first EQ-i certified practitioners. Other certifications include the EMP™, EQ-i®, FIRO®, JTB™, KGI®, MMTIC®, PMAI®, TIPS™ TKI®, and Strong®.

Throughout Guam and Region John has worked with a diverse mix of organizations/companies to grow strategic, organizational and leadership capacity. He is best known for his expertise with assessments, extensive organizational behavior knowledge, diverse training capacity, and transformational/charismatic leadership qualities.

Education

Ph.D. in Organization and Management; Specialization in Leadership - 2012, Capella University
MPA - 2015, UOG
PMBA - 2005, UOG
BBA with a Double Major in Business Management and Finance/Economics, Minor in Human Resource Management - 2001, UOG


CERTIFICATIONS

  • MBTI™ Certified Master Practitioner (Levels—Steps I, II, & III)
  • CPI™
  • EMP™ Founding Practitioner
  • EQ-i 2.0®
  • FIRO®
  • KGI®
  • MMTIC®
  • PMAI®
  • Strong®
  • TIPS™
  • TKI®

     

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Program Faculty

University of Guam

Assistant Professor, Legal Studies and Public Administration

Office Location: SBPA Bldg. Room 133
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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University of Guam

Professor, Human Resource Management/Management; Graduate Faculty Coordinator

Graduate Studies, Sponsored Programs & Research
Office Location: SBPA Bldg., Rm. 121
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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University of Guam

Associate Professor, Accounting

Office Location: SBPA Bldg., Rm. 230
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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University of Guam

Associate Professor, Management Information System

Office Location: SBPA Bldg., Rm. 227
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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About

Kevin K.W. Ho is an Associate Professor at the School of Business and Public Administration, University of Guam. Kevin’s research interests include electronic service, information systems strategy, social media, green information systems, sustainability management, and electronic government.

He is an associate editor in International Journal of Systems and Service-Oriented Engineering, and editor board memberin International Journal of Social and Organizational Dynamics in Information Technology, International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction, and Journal of Communication and Education.

His research has been published in Computers in Human Behavior, Decision Support Systems, Information & Management, Journal of Electronic Commerce Research, Journal of Global Information Management, among others.

Interests

My major research interests focus on Electronic Service. I have particular interests in using theories in risk, trust, value co-creation, and technology adoption as the basis for empirical research and practitioner enquiry related to the design of E-service.

Currently, I am working on projects in investigating how the development of trust and value co-creation in social media affect purchase intention of online consumers, and how different design attributes of E-service website affect its adoption. I also conduct research on the E-government and E-learning adoption and green information systems and sustainable management.

University of Guam

Professor, Economics

Office Location: SBPA Bldg., Rm. 119
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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University of Guam

Professor, Management Information System

Office Location: SBPA Bldg., Rm. 226
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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University of Guam

Associate Professor, Public Administration

Office Location: SBPA Bldg., Rm. 136
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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University of Guam

Associate Professor, Global Resources Management

Office Location: SBPA Bldg., Rm. 128
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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University of Guam

Assistant Professor, Public Administration / Program Chair, Master of Public Administration and Professional Master of Business Administration (PMBA)

Office Location: SBPA Bldg., Rm. 138
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
Close (x)

About

John J. Rivera, an INTJ, is an executive coach, consultant and professor with a decade and a half of diverse professional and academic experience.

John possesses a strong skill set that is complemented by an array of the most prominent developmental assessments in the market today. He is one of only a few hundred MBTI™ (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) Certified Master Practitioners, with competency in all Levels—Steps I, II, & III. Of those certified to use the Step III instrument, he is in a class of about a hundred people worldwide. He is Guam's first and only MBTI™ Master Practitioner, Certified Step III Practitioner, EMP™ Founding Practitioner, and was among the first EQ-i certified practitioners. Other certifications include the EMP™, EQ-i®, FIRO®, JTB™, KGI®, MMTIC®, PMAI®, TIPS™ TKI®, and Strong®.

Throughout Guam and Region John has worked with a diverse mix of organizations/companies to grow strategic, organizational and leadership capacity. He is best known for his expertise with assessments, extensive organizational behavior knowledge, diverse training capacity, and transformational/charismatic leadership qualities.

Education

Ph.D. in Organization and Management; Specialization in Leadership - 2012, Capella University
MPA - 2015, UOG
PMBA - 2005, UOG
BBA with a Double Major in Business Management and Finance/Economics, Minor in Human Resource Management - 2001, UOG


CERTIFICATIONS

  • MBTI™ Certified Master Practitioner (Levels—Steps I, II, & III)
  • CPI™
  • EMP™ Founding Practitioner
  • EQ-i 2.0®
  • FIRO®
  • KGI®
  • MMTIC®
  • PMAI®
  • Strong®
  • TIPS™
  • TKI®

     

Download Dr. Rivera's CV

 

University of Guam

Professor, Economics

Office Location: SBPA Bldg. Rm 118
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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University of Guam

Associate Professor, Public Administration

Office Location: SBPA Bldg., Rm. 135
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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Spring 2016, January 20 to May 5 - PROJECT FORESIGHT:  Project Foresight was created by the graduating Spring 2016 Practicum class to eradicate the act of sexting by discouraging the dissemination of child pornography, where minors are depicted in a sexually explicit manner.

The graduating candidates of this course worked with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Guam Coalition Against Sexual Assault & Family, the U. S. Attorney's Office, and key stakeholders to address growing concerns regarding sexting among Guam's youth.  The members of the MPA Practicum Class employed the opportunity to develop a strategy to raise awareness of the implications of sexting and sexting laws to alter the perception and behavior of adolescents about their online activity, especially on social media.  Project Foresight achieved this by developing links on social media, making Public Service Announcements (PSAs), hosting several community outreach events, and acquiring generous sponsorships by key organizations and businesses in the community.  Moreover, the PSAs created were aimed at juveniles, young adults, and parents to educate and initiate changes in perspective and behavior involving sexting.  These PSAs are currently circulating throughout the community.

The Practicum class's major accomplishment is the progression of Project Foresight as a non-profit organization that is currently active.

 

October 30, 2015 - Dr. Kevin Ho's Recent Work Accepted for Publications:MPA Faculty, Dr. Kevin Ho, was recognized for the successful publication of his recent works in various journals.  They are:

  • Zhang, Huang, Chiu, & Ho (2015). Learning Japanese through social network sites: A case study of Chinese learners’ perceptions, Micronesian Educator. 
  • Ko, Chiu, Lo, & Ho (Accepted). Comparative Study on m-Learning Usage Among LIS Students from Hong Kong, Japan and Taiwan, Journal of Academic Librarianship, 41(5).
  • Ho, Yoo & Yu (Accepted). An empirical analysis of factors affecting the bidding competition in an online auction: A comparison between English and Buy-It-Now Auctions, Journal of Electronic Commerce Research

Link: http://www.uog.edu/research-spotlights/uog-business-professor-publishes-articles-in-three-academic-journals

 

October 21, 2015 - Chemical Castration as Means of Reducing Recidivism Among Sex Offender Parolees:  Professor Ron Aguon’s abstract for paper – Chemical Castration as Means of Reducing Recidivism Among Sex Offender Parolees - was accepted for presentation at the annual meeting for Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences held on March 29th – April 2nd, 2016 in Denver Colorado.

 

October 21, 2015 - Harassment Prevention Workshop:  The University of Guam’s Public Administration and Legal Studies Program held a Harassment Prevention Workshop on Oct. 21 in the School of Business and Public Administration. The workshop features topics such as ethics, the legal process, and federal law.  PALS/MPA faculty, the FBI, and a representative from Senator BJ Cruz’s Office were among the presenters.  Link: http://www.uog.edu/news-announcements/uog-pals-hosts-harassment-prevention-workshop and http://www.uog.edu/news-announcements/uog-pals-program-hosts-harassment-prevention-workshop-for-students

 

October 10, 2015 - Dr. John Rivera Recognized for Who's Who in the Government of Guam 40 Years and Under Publication:  MPA Program Chair Dr. John Rivera was identified and honored as one of the emerging leaders in the Government of Guam. Recognized for demonstrating excellence and motivation to improve government operations Dr. Rivera, along with twelve University of Guam employees, were among more than 100 individuals nominated and featured in the Association of Government Accountants Who’s Who in the Government of Guam 40 Years and Under publication. 

Link: http://www.uog.edu/news-announcements/twelve-uog-employees-identified-as-emerging-leaders-in-govguam and http://issuu.com/agaguamchapter/docs/who_s_who_in_the_government_of_guam/1

 

October 08, 2015 - Surveys on Corruption and Government of Guam Regulations in the FSM:  Dr. Maria Claret Ruane, MPA faculty and Professor of Economics, launched surveys aimed at measuring residents’ perception of corruption and government regulations in Guam and in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM).  Each of the two surveys consists of corruption-related questions patterned after Transparency International’s Global Corruption Barometer survey...also contains government regulation-related questions and demographic questions designed to obtain a profile of the survey respondent.

Transparency International is a non-governmental organization that monitors and publicizes corporate and political corruption. Its Global Corruption Barometer (GCB) survey gathers government corruption data on the U.S. and over 100 other countries. However, no such data currently exists for Guam or the FSM.  

Link: http://www.uog.edu/news-announcements/uog-mpa-program-conducting-survey-on-corruption-for-guam-and-fsm

 

September, 9, 2015 - Taiwan Youth Ambassadors Roundtable:  Representatives from the MPA program joined other student leadership from the School of Business and Public Administration to host a roundtable with Youth Ambassadors from Taiwan, Republic of China.  In the spirit of professionalism and teamwork, the goal of the Taiwan Ambassadors was to introduce Taiwan to friends from around the world, convey the essence of this year’s theme, and represent all that Taiwan has to offer.

 

August 1, 2015 - Familiarity and Knowledge of the US Constitution: A Survey of Guam's Residence  An MPA student's (Daniel Brown) paper entitled, Familiarity and Knowledge of the US Constitution: A Survey of Guam’s Residence has been selected for publication in the Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (JLERI).  This research was presented as a proceeding at the 2015 ICBEIT Conference at the Westin Resort in Guam.  The impetus of this research came from a Constitutional IQ survey in the fall of 2014 by the PA510: Administrative Thought class.

 

July 27, 2015: MPA Program Faculty updated and adopted: 1) The University of Guam’s MPA Mission Statement, 2) MPA Core Competencies, and 3) The University of Guam’s MPA Public Service Values.  This is in line with the pursuit of NASPAA accreditation. 

Link: http://www.uog.edu/degrees/master-of-public-administration

 

June 26, 2015 - The Mosaic Taiwan Fellowsip Exchange Program:  Tasha Wade, a Spring 2015 graduate of the University of Guam's School of Business and Public Administration MPA program, was chosen to attend the Mosaic Taiwan international youth leadership program in Taipei City, Taiwan from June 15 to July 3, 2015.  Also selected was PMBA graduate student Russell Ocampo.

The Mosaic Taiwan Fellowship Exchange Program is a program for emerging US leaders who wish to gain first-hand experience of the Republic of China (Taiwan).  Set up by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Mosaic Taiwan program provides young students and professionals with the opportunity to explore the beauty of Taiwan’s natural environment to increase students’ interests in global affairs, so they can truly understand Taiwan’s culture and society through extensive exchanges with local leaders from various fields. This program also gives young leaders from Taiwan international exposure by fostering dialogue with their overseas counterparts.  Link: http://www.uog.edu/news-announcements/graduates-attend-mosaic-taiwan-youth-leadership-program and http://mosaictaiwan.net/

 

May 22, 2015 - First Annual Spring Showcase:  Under the leadership of Professor Ron Aguon and his Administrative Law Class, the MPA students launched their First Annual Spring Showcase.  The event, which featured an evening of singing, dancing, skits, cultural performances, and chants from around the region, was also a demonstration of an MPA learning outcome linked to the institutional learning outcome of cultural appreciation.  Link: http://www.uog.edu/events/mpa-programs-spring-showcase or http://www.uog.edu/news-announcements/postponed-uog-master-of-public-administration-students-host-spring-showcase or http://www.uog.edu/news-announcements/master-of-public-administration-students-host-first-annual-spring-showcase

 

May 21, 2015: UOG MPA Alumni Joseph Cruz was selected by Governor Eddie Calvo to succeed Fred Bordallo as Chief of Police

 

May 21, 2015 - UOG Chapter of Pi Alpha Alpha (PAA):  PAA is a global honor society for public affairs and administration, held its first induction ceremony at the UOG School of Business and Public Administration in the IT&E Lecture Hall.  PAA is the first honor society solely for graduate students in Guam.  The inaugural members included 32 recent MPA graduates. Also inducted as the Chapter's Honorary Member was William Corbett, the senior supervisory special agent of the FBI’s Honolulu division, Guam resident agency.

PAA is administered by the National Association of Schools of Public Administration (NASPAA), the Global Standard in Public Service Education. It was formed to recognize and promote the study and practice of public affairs and administration. There are more than 160 chapters around the world at NASPAA member schools.

 

May 7, 2015 - Human Trafficking:  The Spring 2015 MPA Capstone Graduating Candidates, with collaborative support from the FBI, held a presentation of their research regarding Human Trafficking.  The presentation included: 1) the results from a perceptions survey conducted earlier in that year; and 2) their findings on an academic simulation of current human trafficking grant opportunity.  Following the short presentation was a roundtable opportunity for discussion provided for those in attendance.  The community of attendees included Federal Agency Stakeholders, Regional Ambassadors, and other community members. 

 

February 28, 2015 - NASPAA's Inaugural Student Simulation Competition:  MPA candidate, Jesse Quenga, represented UOG in the NASPAA's inaugural Student Simulation Competition.   Students competed across the U.S. at five regional sites and were asked to provide a locally led "bottom up" approach to healthcare reform.  Nationally, 45 teams – representing 93 participating schools – explored more than 4,400 different health care futures.

 

January 14, 2015 - Pi Alpha Alpha Global Honor Society:  The University of Guam MPA’s application was accepted and approved to start a Pi Alpha Alpha Global Honor Society.  Pi Alpha Alpha is the Global Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration. There are more than 160 chapters located around the world at NASPAA member schools.  Members of Pi Alpha Alpha are recognized for their outstanding scholarship and accomplishments in public affairs and administration.

 

January 7, 2015 - Constitution Day IQ Survey:  After conducting a Constitution Day IQ survey in the fall of 2014, MPA students from the PA510: Administrative Thought class have found that Guam residents compared favorably to other states in knowledge about the U.S. Constitution, scoring higher than over 40 states including Florida, Michigan and Vermont. Comparing the scores, Guam placed eighth overall.

The class took on the survey as a special project after finding that Guam and other U.S. territories were not represented in a national Constitutional IQ survey conducted by http://www.constitutionfacts.com. The class felt it would be interesting to see how Guam would compare with nationwide results. The class duplicated the survey and gathered a random sample of 200 participants.  Link: http://www.uog.edu/news-announcements/guam-places-8th-in-uog-constitutional-iq-survey

 

November 22, 2014 - NASPAA Member:  The Master of Public Administration Program is now a NASPAA Member.  NASPAA or The Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration is considered the global standard in public service education. 

NASPAA is the recognized global accreditor of graduate education programs in public policy, public affairs, public administration, and public & nonprofit management. NASPAA has nearly 300 member schools located across the U.S. and in 14 countries around the globe.  NASPAA's twofold mission is to ensure excellence in education and training for public service and to promote the ideal of public service.  This is the first step toward the program’s pursuit of NASPAA accreditation.  Link: http://www.uog.edu/news-announcements/uog-master-of-public-administration-program-becomes-naspaa-member

 

October 30, 2014 - Gubernatorial Great Debate:  The Fall 2014 MPA Capstone Graduating Candidates, for the first time of this year, had taken on the challenge to make the Gubernatorial Great Debate of 2014 a reality.  Since 1994, the School of Business and Public Administration had hosted a Great Debate every gubernatorial election year.  The Great Debate has been the largest and last debate culminating the gubernatorial race in any election year.   This idea started in 1994 when the honorable senator, Dr. Judith D. Guthertz, member of the Public Administration and Legal Studies (PALS) student organization, and PA 304 (Public Relations and Public Information) originally developed the Great Debate as a class project.  Link: http://www.uog.edu/news-announcements/uog-hosts-the-2014-gubernatorial-great-debate and http://www.uog.edu/events/2014-gubernatorial-great-debate

Pi Alpha Alpha (PAA), a global honor society for public affairs and administration, held its first induction ceremony at UOG’s School of Business and Public Administration Lecture Hall on Thursday, May 21, 2015. PAA is the first honor society solely for graduate students on Guam and was organized by Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program Chair, Dr. John Rivera.

The inaugural members included 32 MPA graduates. Also inducted as the Chapter’s Honorary Member was William Corbett, the senior supervisory special agent of the FBI’s Honolulu division, Guam resident agency.

PAA is administered by the National Association of Schools of Public Administration (NASPAA): The Global Standard in Public Service Education. It is formed to recognize and promote the study and practice of public affairs and administration. There are more than 160 chapters around the world at NASPAA member schools.

The objectives of PAA, such as fostering integrity, professionalism, and effective performance, promote the advancement of quality in the education and practice of the art and science of public affairs and administration. PAA membership identifies those with the highest performance levels in educational programs preparing them for public service careers.

 

Spring 2017 Induction - May 18, 2017

    • Robertson Albert
    • Andrealynn L. Blas
    • Evelyn R. Borja
    • Victor Michael C. Camacho
    • Liafhel E. Carino
    • Rebecca G. Casimbon
    • Melissa Casil Chargualaf
    • Blaine F. Chargualaf
    • Michelle N. B. Cruz
    • Christopher Shane Dawson
    • Mercy Bangayan Grino
    • Myotel Glowy Ngwal
    • Misty Nobuo Palomo
    • Erika Lynn Scherer Perez
    • Faniger Poll
    • Nelia Pono
    • Arjay A. Reyes
    • Josephine Margrette Lujan Superales
    • Bridge Ongilong Thomas
    • Marlena Maria Vergara
    • Dianne M. Yost

Spring 2016 Induction - May 10, 2016

    • Jon JP Fernandez, Honorary Member (GDOE Superintendent)
    • Tammy Amuan
    • Evangeline Bernal, Treasurer
    • Colleen Cabedo, Secretary
    • James Castro
    • Manuel Chong
    • Robyn Cruz
    • Reedwin Edwin
    • Rachel Flores
    • Tracy Gogue
    • Serena T. Hernandez
    • YoungHoon "Tommy" Joo
    • Sanya Olkeriil
    • Norman Quidachay
    • Hage-Ae Paul, Vice-President
    • Janelle Santos
    • Angelina Tretnoff, President

 

Fall 2015 Induction - December 15, 2015

    • Sea Alvarez
    • Kathleen Duenas
    • Mario Garcia
    • Danny Gonzales
    • Chenoa Hutchinson
    • Dondi Quintans
    • Anthony Lifoifoi
    • Abigail Reyes
    • Jacques Santos

 

Spring 2015 Inaugural Induction - May 21, 2015

    • William "Bill" Corbett, Honorary Member (FBI Guam SSRA)
    • Estelle Ada
    • Annette Aguon
    • Vince Aguon
    • Analyn Akigami, Vice President
    • Miranda Alegre
    • Randy Alegre
    • Leenord Amado
    • Rock Anciano
    • Charlene Bitlaol
    • Danny Bungcayao
    • Toyoko Colfax
    • Kevin Cruz
    • Mary Ann Galang
    • Restine Hernandez
    • Ruben Navarette
    • Jon Pablo
    • Ellery Paz
    • William Piki
    • Anthony Quenga
    • Jesse Quenga, President
    • Melissa Quinata
    • Lea Chelsea Quinitio, Secretary
    • Matthew Razo
    • Grace Rodriguez
    • John Ruane
    • Bruce San Nicolas
    • Art Stanley
    • Chris Surla
    • Tasha Wade, Treasurer
    • Gabrielle Wusstig
    • Ivy Yen
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