Dr. Annette Padilla ’10, a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration graduate, was recently hired as a professor at the University of Phoenix’s San Diego School of Nursing. She is also a professor at California Miramar University in San Diego. Dr. Padilla also recently facilitated panels as a peer reviewer for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families and the Administration of Native Americans. The reviews addressed language, and social and economic opportunities for federal grants.
Marko Jones ’14, an M.S. in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management graduate, was recently promoted to the assistant special agent in charge within the Georgia Bureau of Investigation in Colquitt. He formerly served as special agent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s field office in Sylvester.
Dr. Shayla McCullough ’12, a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration graduate, wrote “Beyond QRC” in the April–June 2013 issue of Army AL&T magazine, about the long-term implications of the Army’s quick reaction capability protocol. Dr. McCullough is a logistician for the Department of Defense.
Laura Bulluck ’10, an M.S. in Nonprofit Management and Leadership graduate, was featured on ABC 15 in Phoenix in February in honor of Black History Month for her work as the founder and CEO of Hope's Crossing, a team of professional mentors and coaches who support women transitioning back into life as civilians. Bulluck is also a senior associate at Open Minds, a market intelligence and management support firm that specializes in health and human service sectors.
Eric Barton ’06, a Master of Public Administration (MPA) graduate and aDoctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) student, launched a campaign through his business LexLin Gypsy Ranch to donate 30 registered gypsy horses while simultaneously finding eligible sponsors who will train them. Barton is the owner of Vanquish Worldwide.
Terence Arrington ’12, a Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) graduate, was recently named the assistant city administrator of Salisbury, Md.
Dr. Steven J. Golightly ’10, a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration graduate, was elected president of the Los Angeles County Management Council in 2014. He also served as the treasurer of the National Child Support Enforcement Association in 2013. Dr. Golightly is the director of the Los Angeles County Child Support Services Department, which has a staff of 1,500 that supports 300,000 cases. He is also a full-time faculty member at California State University, Northridge, and a part-time faculty member at California State University, Dominguez Hills.
Dr. Andrew Brunhart ’13, a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration graduate, was recently named the general manager of the South Coast Water District, the water management agency serving the Dana Point, Laguna Beach, and San Juan Capistrano area of California. A retired U.S. Navy captain, Dr. Brunhart previously served as the general manager of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission in Laurel, Md., and most recently was involved in strategic management at the U.S. Department of the Treasury Bureau of Engraving and Printing.
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