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Founded in 1969 under the leadership of former UNM president, Dr. Ferrel Heady, the school provides a solid academic foundation to prepare students for leadership and management positions in the public and non-profit sectors. From public management and organizational behavior to public policy evaluation and health policy and management - our faculty provide insights into the numerous challenges facing our society and government and how they can best be managed.

SPA’s students come from diverse backgrounds - some from years of professional work experience, some are recent college graduates, and others are mid-career professionals interested in advancing in their current positions or exploring new career opportunities. Our students pride themselves in fostering debate on important issues, encouraging one another, and creating a vibrant learning environment.


2020 SPA Differential Tuition Request

Please provide any comments on the 2020 differential tuition request from the School of Public Administration so your voice is heard and considered. Public comment period ends Oct. 31st. 

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Leading Lobos at SPA

Students & Alums

  • Lori White (MHA '18) is the new Director of Practice Operations, Surgery and Supportive Care Services at Presbyterian's Cancer Care Program
  • Nikki Wiesner (MPA '14) is the Rural Health /Telehealth Coordinator for Reno, NV area
  • Mickayla Karikari (MHA '18) is a Quality Assurance Technologist at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD
  • Paul Moretto (MCRP/MPA '14) is the new senior planner at City of Victoria, MN
  • Jason Flores, DDS, BSN-RN (MHA '18) is the new Chief of UNM Dept. of Dental Medicine
  • Antonio Pedroncelli (MPA '14) is the Operation Director/CIO at Western Sky Community Care for NM
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