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Graduate Student Alumni Spotlight

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Susan GuthrieStudent Name:  Susan Guthrie

Program: Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Hometown: Mesa, Arizona

Undergraduate Institution: Arizona State University

Graduation Year: 1992

Why did you choose to attend UT Tyler?

I am working in Tyler and the program was convenient. I also felt that it was a high quality program with curriculum that matched my objectives.

What are your career goals and how does your graduate program support them?

I am currently a City Manager at the City of South Padre Island. The program prepared me for a City Manager role.

What do you like most about UT Tyler?

The flexibility of the program and the quality instructors. The MPA Cohort program that UT Tyler has with the City of Tyler was the perfect solution for me. I greatly needed to obtain my MPA to move forward with my career goals; however, my work schedule made attending traditional, daytime classes difficult. The Cohort program perfectly matches my schedule and provides courses relevant to my career. Thanks UT Tyler!

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