Center for Public Service
Overview of the Center for Public Service (CPS)
The Center for Public Service draws on the extensive faculty and research capabilities of the Public Administration, Political Science, and Criminology and Criminal Justice divisions of PSU's Mark O. Hatfield School of Government. The Center's broad mandate is to connect PSU's expertise and public service mission with real-world challenges in the public and nonprofit sectors, while forging productive and sustainable relationships with leaders at the local, state, federal, and international levels.
The Center's two major components are the Executive Leadership Institute (ELI) and the Institute for Nonprofit Management (INPM). The Center is also home for the Africa Migration and Development Project (AMDP).
ELI offers a wide range of education, specialized training, and research programs and capabilities that serve elected officials and public and nonprofit sector leaders throughout the Oregon/SW Washington area, as well as in international venues such as Vietnam, Japan, and China. ELI also offers an Executive Master in Public Administration program for aspiring, mid-career professionals interested in further honing their leadership capabilities and advancing their public service careers.
The INPM focuses on research, study and continuing professional education of nonprofit sector leaders. The Institute offers a comprehensive certificate program in nonprofit management and graduate-level classes in nonprofit leadership.