Assistant Administrator, MVA Fairmont Clinic
Graduation Year: 2013
How has your MPA degree contributed to your professional career?
My degree in Master of Public Administration has changed my life for the better. It is an honor to administer healthcare to over 10,000 patients yearly and to lead this organization from the executive level while managing over a 100 employees. Every day is an adventure while I focus on my role in ensuring continuous quality improvement in health and safety. The MPA program has prepared me for this grandiose stage by enhancing my qualitative and quantitative skills through research and design which encompass core skills such as reading, writing, critical thinking, problem solving and math.
What advice would you give to incoming students or students thinking about coming to WVU Master of Public Administration program?
Spread your wings and fly! Enjoy your academic journey, give your best and don’t be afraid to make mistakes. So step out of your comfort zone, be different, be yourself and accept the wealth of knowledge from your professors. Practice everything that you are afraid to do in the MPA program. For example, leap forward by working on your public speaking and broaden your horizon by engaging in activities and clubs that the program and the university have to offer. Lastly, take pride in your work. This fulfilling opportunity that you are about to embark on flies by quick. In this influential program, you will come into interactions with several people that can change your life. So do your best at all times. You never know what tomorrow brings.
What makes you most proud of being a WVU MPA graduate?
I am proud of the legitimacy and credibility that I receive from graduating from a well-respected institution and program. I take pride in being connected with MPA leaders throughout the world. .