Certified Public Manager

Texas A&M International University’s Office of Continuing Education wishes to introduce our new Certified Public Manager Program (CPM), scheduled to launch in Spring 2020. Accredited and respected nationally, this program is designed to complete technical skill gaps and update the knowledge base of busy public service and nonprofit career professionals.


As a TAMIU Continuing Education close partner and strong supporter, we’re excited to share this program’s potential to enrich public service management development planning. The CPM Program will bring government and non-profit corporate managers together to create strategies and solutions for the challenges presented by ever-changing economic, political and social conditions.


Dr. Peter Haruna, TAMIU Professor of Public Administration, will serve as our CPM Director. He  will work collaboratively with other TAMIU Master of Public Administration faculty to deliver our seven-track CPM courses (see Attachment). Our faculty’s expertise and experience, combined with the program’s targeted content, will exceed course participants’ expectations. Course delivery will include blending lectures with experiential learning, emphasizing case study analysis, and framing real-world, action-oriented memos.


Measurable, value-added features will include a summary of program discussion and experience, individual feedback and project reports. Participants will receive their CPM Certificates upon successful completion of the program in a special ceremony held at the Texas Capitol. 

CPM Faculty

Dr. Peter Haruna

Dr. Peter F. Haruna

Director of Masters of Public Administration
AIC 334
(956) 326-2613

MPA Courses

Public Budgeting and Financial Management
Administrative Law
MPA Applied Project
MPA Internship

Research Focus 

Governance Structures
International and Comparative Public Administration
Public Administrative Education and Training
Public Budgeting Development and Analysis

Dr. Maria Reyes

Dr. Maria A. Reyes

Assistant Professor
AIC 317
(956) 326-2540

MPA Courses

Survey of Public Administration
Organizational Theory

Research Focus

Local Government
Political Theory
Public Administration Theory

Dr. Mehnaaz Momen

Dr. Mehnaaz Momen

Associate Professor
AIC 358
(956) 326-2631

MPA Courses

Administrative Ethics
Communication for Public Administration
Organization Theory
Survey of Public Administration and Public Affairs

Research Focus

Immigration Policy
Public Space
Urban Theory


The CPM Program is a series of seven tracks, or courses, designed to enhance the skills, knowledge and abilities of public and nonprofit managers. Students may sign up for individual courses or for the entire program. Courses can be completed in any order. Each track meets in the following format:


  • Three consecutive days (Fri.-Sun.) 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
  • Tracks start in January and end in August.


CPM Programs are currently offered in Arlington, Austin/Round Rock, Edinburg, Houston, McAllen, Midland/Odessa, Laredo, Nacodgoches and San Marcos.

Payment Plans are available upon request. Call our office 956-326-3068 for more information.

Track 1: Public Personnel Administration (Dr. Maria A. Reyes) Topics include recruitment/selection, equal employment opportunity/affirmative action, performance evaluation, discipline/termination, health/safety, collective bargaining, classification, compensation and employee benefits.

January 10-12, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Track 1 Registration

Track 2: Managing for Quality (Dr. Maria A. Reyes)

Practices such as reengineering, Total Quality Management (TQM) and strategic planning will be explored in detail. The course will also focus on how a systems approach can help public administrators understand how organizations can improve their organizational operations.

February 7-9, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Track 2 Registration

Track 3: Organization Communication (Dr. Mehnazz Momeni Topics include  communication  with  governing  and overseeing bodies, overcoming barriers to effective communication and dealing with disagreement , conflict and groupthink. Improving oral and written communication skills will also be covered in this track.

February 27-29, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Track 3 Registration

Track 4: Public Finance and Budgeting (Dr. Peter F. Haruna)

The basics of finance, budgeting and public sector accounting and auditing will be explored in detail. Additional topics include cutback management and economic development.

April 10-12, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Track 4 Registration

Track 5: Productivity and Program Evaluation (Dr. Peter F. Haruna)

Benchmarking, program evaluation and the tools and

techniques of public administration research will be explored. In addition, this track covers the basic principles of legal research.

May 1-3, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Track 5 Registration

Track 6: Information Systems for Managers

Tools and systems such as the Internet and online federal and state databases will be identified and discussed in detail. Additional topics include social networking, geographic information systems and information systems technology.

June 12-14, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Track 6 Registration

Track 7: Applied Projects Practicum (Dr. Peter F. Haruna) This track is the capstone of the CPM Program and will incorporate lessons and information provided in the other six tracks. Students must have completed at least one CPM course to sign up for this track.

July 10-12, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Track 7 Registration

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Office of Continuing Education

5201 University Boulevard
Student Center 118
Laredo, TX  78041
Tel. 956.326.3068 — Fax 956.326.2838
E-mail: ce@tamiu.edu
Office Hours: Mon. - Fri., 8 AM - 5 PM