CLAREMONT, Calif., Jan. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Claremont Lincoln University (CLU), a non-profit online university offering master's degrees through a Socially Conscious Education®, is delivering on its mission to build a diverse, inclusive and equitable society with the formation of the Inaugural Advisory Council for its Master in Public Administration (MPA) program.
CLU's MPA Inaugural Advisory Council is made up of some of the most venerated change-makers in California who will provide relevant, powerful and real-world insights into the public administration field. These council members will shape the next generation of leaders, placing an emphasis on the honor of service as a public servant. They will extend their expertise and guidance to the CLU MPA program, with a goal of empowering public administrators to become the trailblazers needed in today's world.
These leaders are committed to putting service back in public service. Chaired by the City of Claremont Mayor Pro Tem and Council Member Jed Leano, the MPA Inaugural Advisory Council is composed of more than 15 California state, city, school district and non-profit leaders.
Jed Leano, Mayor Pro Tem and Council Member, Claremont City Council; Chair, Claremont Lincoln University Inaugural MPA Advisory Council
Micah Ali, President, Compton Unified Board of Trustees; President-Emeritus, California Association of Black School Educators
Priya Bhat-Patel, DrPH, Mayor Pro Tem, and Council Member, Carlsbad City Council
Denise Diaz, Council Member, City of South Gate
Sarah Dusseault, Chairperson, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority
Tina Fredericks, Board Member, Pasadena Unified School District (District 6)
Gary Hardie, Jr, Board Member, Lynwood Unified School District and Director of Policy and Advocacy, Social Justice Learning Institute
Farrah N. Khan, Mayor, City of Irvine
Fiona Ma, California State Treasurer
Victoria Martinez Muela, Council Member, City of El Monte
Salvador Melendez, Council Member, City of Montebello
Rex Richardson, Vice Mayor and Council Member, City of Long Beach; Immediate Past President, Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)
Meghan Sahli-Wells, Former Mayor and Council Member, Culver City
Tim Sandoval, Mayor, City of Pomona
Bobbie Singh-Allen, Mayor, City of Elk Grove
Sheng Thao, City Council Member, City of Oakland
Kanika “Kay” White, Ed.D, Executive Director of Human Resources and Title IX Coordinator, Compton Unified School District
Scott Wiener, Senator, District 11, California State Senate
Members of CLU's MPA Inaugural Advisory Council bring a diverse perspective to complex municipal and governmental issues and the strategies needed to effect social change on sustainability, housing, land use and infrastructure, as well as diversity, equity and inclusion. This perspective will shape the curriculum of CLU's MPA program, which launches next month.
The practitioner-focused curriculum of CLU's MPA program offers emergent tools to help learners gain the knowledge and skills needed to address complex social, environmental and municipal challenges. The program was collaboratively developed through a partnership with the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, a globally known organization that serves municipalities worldwide through research and creative approaches to land as a solution to economic, social and environmental challenges.
"CLU's MPA is focused on shaping the next generation of ethical leaders for public service, non-profits and social change," said CLU President and CEO Tony Digiovanni. "The Inaugural Advisory Council was intentionally curated to ensure that mission is being fully realized. The council reflects an extraordinarily diverse selection of passionate leaders who share a desire to help build the next generation of public servants rooted in a socially conscious education."
The time is now to make change and begin healing our communities. For those who are ready to answer the call, enrollment is currently open for CLU's MPA program. The program is conducted entirely online, and full-time students can complete it in a little over 13 months. Visit www.claremontlincoln.edu to learn more, and https://www.claremontlincoln.edu/apply-online/ to apply.
About Claremont Lincoln University
Claremont Lincoln University (CLU) is a non-profit institution offering affordable online master's degrees rooted in a socially conscious education. CLU's mission is to equip students with 21st Century leadership skills for engaging in solutions that improve the world for the benefit of all. CLU is regionally accredited by the highly regarded WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), which ensures institutions meet strict standards and fulfill their missions in service to their students and the public good. Master's degree programs at CLU focus on civic engagement, ethics, healthcare administration, higher education, human resources, organizational leadership, management, professional studies, public administration, social impact, and sustainability leadership.