Dr. Ronald K. Hale ’11, a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration graduate, was named to the 2013 Directorship 100 in the Governance Institutions and Individuals category by the National Association of Corporate Directors, which recognizes the most influential people participating on boards. Recipients are selected on the basis of their professionalism, integrity, maturity, judgment, and performance standards. Dr. Hale is the acting CEO and chief knowledge officer for ISACA, a worldwide association for professionals involved in information systems governance, security, audit, and assurance.
Jeff Shawver ’11, a Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) graduate, was recently named to the newly created position of chief of physical plants for the school system in Roanoke, Va. He had previously served as the city’s building commissioner since 2007.
Dr. Ronald K. Hale ’10, a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration graduate, became the acting CEO and corporate secretary of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and the IT Governance Institute in October. Dr. Hale, who has more than 20 years of experience in the security field, also continues to serve as ISACA's chief knowledge officer.
Dr. Karen Miner-Romanoff ’10, a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration graduate, has been named dean of the College of Health & Public Administration at Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio. She previously served as the program chair of Franklin University’s criminal justice administration program since 2011. She has also worked as an attorney and special assistant to the chief of staff and chief counsel for the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.
Glennwood Polk ’07, a Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) graduate, recently became deputy fire chief of administration with the Spalding County Fire Department in Georgia. Most recently a battalion chief, he has been a member of the department since 1988, where he started as a volunteer firefighter.
Dr. Joseph P. Murray ’11, a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration graduate and the fire chief of the Dearborn Fire Department in Michigan, will complete the U.S. Fire Administration/National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program over the next year. The program accepted only 250 candidates in 2013. Dr. Murray has worked at the fire department since 2004, receiving a promotion to fire chief in 2012.
Terri Tuttle ’09, a Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) graduate, recently became the board liaison for the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles. In this role, she will report to a nine-member board appointed by the governor and communicate between the board and department staff. She formerly served as executive assistant for the Texas Indigent Defense Commission.
Brian Henshaw ’07, a Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) graduate, was named the town manager of Haymarket, Va., in May. He previously served as the town planner and assistant town manager of Stephens City, Va.
Dr. Marsha Lyle-Gonga ’08, a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration graduate, led the third annual Young Women’s Leadership Symposium on April 5 at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn., where she is an assistant professor of political science. The event is designed to increase the political efficacy of young women through leadership development and civic engagement activities.
Dr. Robert D. Boyden ’10, a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration graduate, received the Star Award for distinguished alumni from Delaware County Community College at an awards dinner in Chester, Pa., in September. Dr. Boyden is a public safety consultant at Public Safety Concepts Group in Philadelphia.
David Holzmer ’06, a Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) graduate, wrote the chapter “Leadership in the Time of Liminality” in The Embodiment of Leadership: A Volume in the International Leadership Series, Building Leadership Bridges (Jossey-Bass, 2013). He is the assistant special residential director for The Arc of Cape May County in South Dennis, N.J., which promotes and protects the rights of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community.
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