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Featured Alumni

Meet Some of Our Graduates

Here's what alumni and advisory board members say about their Texas State MPA experience and their careers.


Magdalena Blanco, MPA '09

Director of Vendor Management & Operations for the Texas Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) program at the Texas

Larry A. Douglas, MPA '11

Deputy Director for Internal Audit for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice

Brenda Eivans, MPA '95

City Manager of the City of Cedar Park


Micah Grau, MPA '09

Director of Finance and Acting Assistant City Manger for the City of Hutto

Jamison Collette Jamison, MPA '14

Assistant City Manager for the City of San Marcos


Eddie Molina, MPA '89

Director of the Financial Administration Division for the Commission on
Environmental Quality, Retired


Meghan Patronella, MPA '12

Principal Auditor for the Alamo Colleges District


James Quintero, MPA '07

Director of the Center for Local Governance at the Texas Public Policy Foundation


Elaine Zavala, MPA '14

Communications Coordinator within the Fund for Veterans’ Assistance program with the Texas Veterans Commission