Texas CPM Program Graduates 38 at the Texas State Capitol on December 4, 2023

By Howard Balanoff

The Texas Certified Public Manager (CPM) Program Graduation was held on Monday December 4, 2023. The graduation was conducted in the Capitol Auditorium at the Texas State Capitol in Austin, Texas. A reception for the graduates and their guests was held in the Legislative Conference Room of the Capitol.

Dr. Miha Vindis, Director of the Texas CPM Program welcomed the graduates and their guests and introduced Mr. Joe Chacon, former Police City of Austin, Chief of Police (Ret), who delivered the CPM graduation speech and praised the CPM graduates for their commitment to public service. Chief Chacon is a graduate of the Texas CPM Program.

The Texas CPM Program is a consortium of Texas Universities that operates under the umbrella of Texas State University’s William P. Hobby Center for Public Service has been continuous service since 1995 and over its 28 year history has graduated over 2,000 public and not for profit sector employees.

The universities that participated in the December 4, 2023, CPM Graduation are:

University & Number of Graduates
Texas A&M International University – 15
Stephen F. Austin State University – 9
University of Texas Rio-Grande Valley – 7
Texas State University Round Rock/San Marcos – 7
Total 38

The names of the December 2023 CPM graduates are shown below.

Texas A&M International University, Peter Haruna, CPM Director
David Arredondo, Jr.
Adrian Matthew Gause
Eduardo J. Herrera
Maria Elsa Hinojosa
Andrew Joseph Knapp
Gloria Landin
Elena R. Martinez
Jorge Ynchausti
Alonzo J. Olivarez Jr.
Aileen Ramos
Martha A. Raz
Jesus Reyes
Silvestre Rodriguez Jr.
Isabel D. Sosa-Castaneda
Miguel Gerardo Vega Fonseca

Stephen F. Austin State University, Rick Herzog, CPM Director
Albert E. Duffield Jr.
Marc Fleming
Michael Andrew Flores
Robert E. Goldsberry
Amanda C. Wilson
Natasha Jaime
Peter B. Lamont, Jr.
Rachel L. Rowe
Ingred Self

University of Texas Rio-Grande Valley, John Milford CPM Director
Jose Victor Baldovinos
Luis Alberto Castillo
Susana DeLuna
Robert A McGinnis
Michael J. Elizalde
Elsa M. Galvan
Peter Geddes

Texas State University Round Rock/San Marcos, Miha Vindis & Sue Breland, Directors
Christopher W. Altott
David L. Jordan
Rachel Scarborough
Cheryl Marthiljohni
Marco Padilla
Vanessa Ramirez

For additional information about the William P. Hobby Center for Public Service or the Texas CPM Program, please contact Dr. Howard R. Balanoff, Director of the Hobby Center for Public Service at hb02@txstate.edu and/or Dr. Miha Vindis, Director of the Texas CPM Program at mvindis@txstate.edu

Texas December 2023 CPM Program Graduates