Texas Certified Public Manager® Program

The William P. Hobby Center for Public Service

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18 New Texas CPM Graduates Recognized in December 2022

The William P. Hobby Center for Public Service at Texas State University graduated eighteen new Texas Certified Public Managers® on December 12, 2022, at our winter ceremony at the Texas State Capitol. We would also like to recognize fifteen graduates who completed the program through Texas A&M International University and will graduate on January 5 at a ceremony at the City of Laredo. 

We were honored to have the Hon. Rudy Metayer, Councilmember at the City of Pflugerville and President of the Texas Black Caucus Foundation, deliver the keynote address. It was a pleasure to hear him speak and encourage our graduates to continue their careers in public service to our communities. 

The graduates participated in CPM Programs offered by Stephen F. Austin University, the University of Houston, A&M International University, and Texas State University. 

Congratulations to all the June Certified Public Manager® graduates! 

2023 Arlington CPM Program is Now Closed for New Enrollment:

The 2023 Arlington CPM Program which begins in January 2023 is now closed due to the large number of participants registered. The Texas CPM Program is however accepting applicants for a waiting list for the 2023 CPM Program which begins on January 12 & 13, 2023. Slots will open up if some of the persons registered for the 2023 Arlington CPM Program decide not to attend the Program. Persons wishing to be added to the waiting list for the 2023 CPM Program in Arlington need to email hb02@txstate.edu and request to be added to the waiting list. For additional information, please contact Dr. Howard Balanoff at hb02@txstate.edu or 512/694-7864.


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About the CPM Program

The Certified Public Manager(r) (CPM) Program Texas was established in 1995 accredited by the National CPM Consortium. We graduated more than 2200 public and nonprofit administrators with the CPM designation through partnerships with other major universities.