Ian Cole

Contributing Faculty
College of Health Sciences and Public Policy
Master of Public Administration (MPA)

I have been employed as a federal law enforcement officer since 2003 and I manage regional programs. Through the Doctor of Public Administration program offered by the University of La Verne (ULV), I was able to sharpen my public administration interests to succession planning. My dissertation research focused on the succession planning efforts from the perspective of five generational cohort-groups. Specifically, my research determined that there are significant generational differences in the perception of recruitment, development, and retention efforts. Additionally, my study determined the level of influence generational differences has on the effectiveness of organizational succession planning efforts. I graduated from ULV in 2010 with a Doctor of Public Administration degree and returned to living a normal life without the demands of a pending dissertation.

When not working, I enjoying spending time with my wife who is the love of my life and my three children, as well as watching hockey.


PhD, University of La Verne

Masters, San Diego State University

BS, University of Baltimore

Awards / Honors

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Monetary Performance Award: 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2012, , 2012

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Border Security Appreciation Award: 2013-2022, , 2022