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MPA Senior Leadership Cohort Gathers for Collaborative Problem-Solving


MPA for Senior Leadership convenes in Newport, RI

MPA Student Cohort Event 2024

Recently students in the low-residency MPA for Senior Leadership program convened in Newport, RI for an in-person session.

Over two days, graduate students engage with Dr. Paula Martin & Edward Byrne, MBA during a presentation entitled “What’s your why in DEI?”  and Drew Russo, MPA, & Bridget Quinn, Public Employee Unions for “Our partners in serving the public.



About the Program

MPA Student Cohort Event 2024

Clark University’s Master of Public Administration Senior Leadership program is designed for experienced public sector and non-profit leaders who seek to accelerate their careers and expand their capacity to make a positive impact in their communities.

The flexible low residency program blends online learning with regular in-person sessions, making it a perfect fit for working professionals. In-person residency sessions focus on collaborative discussions focused on key issues faced by today’s public sector and non-profit leaders. Discussions are led by expert faculty, and allow students to expand and strengthen their personal and professional networks.

MPA Student Cohort Event 2024

Alumni Kristen Gutierrez Livoti ’24 says she has “already applied the analytical frameworks she learned in her courses” to her present role as Director of Engagement for Mechanic’s Hall in Worcester.

Students also highlight the many advantages of working in close collaboration with a cohort of similarly passionate people. Alumni Dan Benedict 24’ emphasizes that he “learned as much from his peers as from his instructors”.

Applicants come from diverse backgrounds and occupations, including elected officials, town and city administrators, first responders, and non-profit agencies. Students are exposed to professional perspectives and form lasting networks that are instrumental to any future leader.

Upcoming Information Session

MPA Senior Leadership Information Session

Interested in learning more?
Join our MPA Senior Leadership information session on Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at 12:00 PM EST.