Barbara S. Liggett, SPHR, Director
Main Office: 220E Walwood
Telephone: (269) 387-8930
Fax: (269) 387-8935
Matthew S. Mingus
Robert A. Peters
James A. Visser
The School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) offers graduate courses, seminars, and workshops designed to prepare Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration (Ph.D.) degree candidates for leadership positions with public and nonprofit sector agencies. The School also offers, for undergraduate students, a minor in Nonprofit Leadership with National Certification in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance.
The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance certification can be accomplished in two ways at WMU - as a stand-alone certificate or as a part of a minor in Nonprofit Leadership through the School of Public Affairs and Administration. The minor in Nonprofit Leadership is described below; the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance certificate is described in the College of Arts and Sciences section of this catalog under the general heading of Interdisciplinary Programs, Nonprofit Leadership Program.
Undergraduates with junior or senior status and 12 hours of course work in appropriate major fields may enroll in 5000-level courses with prior approval of the student’s advisor or the program director.