Claremont Lincoln University Launches Inaugural Advisory Council for MPA Program

Esteemed leaders in government and non-profit sector will advise on program components, contribute to long-term vision

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CLAREMONT, Calif.Jan. 21, 2021 -- Claremont Lincoln University (CLU), a non-profit online university offering master's degrees through a Socially Conscious Education®, is delivering on its mission to build a diverse, inclusive and equitable society with the formation of the Inaugural Advisory Council for its Master in Public Administration (MPA) program. 

CLU's MPA Inaugural Advisory Council is made up of some of the most venerated change-makers in California who will provide relevant, powerful and real-world insights into the public administration field. These council members will shape the next generation of leaders, placing an emphasis on the honor of service as a public servant. They will extend their expertise and guidance to the CLU MPA program, with a goal of empowering public administrators to become the trailblazers needed in today's world. 

These leaders are committed to putting service back in public service. Chaired by the City of Claremont Mayor Pro Tem and Council Member Jed Leano, the MPA Inaugural Advisory Council is composed of more than 15 California state, city, school district and non-profit leaders.

Members of CLU's MPA Inaugural Advisory Council bring a diverse perspective to complex municipal and governmental issues and the strategies needed to effect social change on sustainability, housing, land use and infrastructure, as well as diversity, equity and inclusion. This perspective will shape the curriculum of CLU's MPA program, which launches next month.

The practitioner-focused curriculum of CLU's MPA program offers emergent tools to help learners gain the knowledge and skills needed to address complex social, environmental and municipal challenges. The program was collaboratively developed through a partnership with the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, a globally known organization that serves municipalities worldwide through research and creative approaches to land as a solution to economic, social and environmental challenges.

"CLU's MPA is focused on shaping the next generation of ethical leaders for public service, non-profits and social change," said CLU President and CEO Tony Digiovanni. "The Inaugural Advisory Council was intentionally curated to ensure that mission is being fully realized. The council reflects an extraordinarily diverse selection of passionate leaders who share a desire to help build the next generation of public servants rooted in a socially conscious education."

The time is now to make change and begin healing our communities. For those who are ready to answer the call, enrollment is currently open for CLU's MPA program. The program is conducted entirely online, and full-time students can complete it in a little over 13 months. Visit to learn more, and to apply.