Fourth Cohort for Maryland Certified Public Manager Program Announced
January 29, 2015
Contact: University Relations
The fourth cohort of non-profit and government managers and supervisors for the Maryland Certified Public Manager Program has been announced by the University of Baltimore's Schaefer Center for Public Policy. Participants in the program began their course of study on Jan. 21, with completion expected in April 2016.
The participants and their respective agencies are:
- Michael Chambers, pastor, Fountain Baptist Church
- Ada Cherry-Mahoi, executive director, Resident Advisory Board of HABC, Inc.
- Tafadzwa Gwitira, assistant living manager, His Goodness Assisted Living
- Chichi Nyagah-Nash, division chief II, Baltimore City Department of General Services, Fleet Management Division
- Delphia Outlaw, training manager, Maryland Aviation Administration
- Tiffany Smith, chief of staff, Howard County Housing
- John Staley, chief of surveys, Transportation Engineering & Construction
- Saunie Tubman, housing services manager, Park Heights Renaissance
The CPM is a nationally recognized leadership development program, through which participants gain the comprehensive, applied public sector management skills needed to meet the complex demands and challenges of the 21st century public management environment. The CPM program is a 15-month, non-residential course resulting in a certificate. It is offered in cohort format to groups of 25 participants.
Currently recognized in 38 states, the CPM certification allows credentialed graduates to connect to a national professional network through the American Academy of Certified Public Managers and to a local network of fellow CPM graduates.
The program is intended for state, local and nonprofit employees who supervise or manage employees or large projects in Maryland.
The Schaefer Center for Public Policy was established in 1985 with a mission to bring the University of Baltimore's academic expertise to bear in addressing challenges faced by government and nonprofit organizations. The center offers program evaluation, policy analysis, opinion research, strategic planning, performance measurement, management consulting and management training services. Through the Schaefer Center, the University of Baltimore and its College of Public Affairs meet a central component of the University's mission of applied research and public service to the Baltimore metropolitan area and to the state of Maryland.
The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland and comprises the College of Public Affairs, the Merrick School of Business, the UB School of Law and the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences.