About APAC

The Arkansas Public Administration Consortium (APAC) is dedicated to improving the quality of public services in Arkansas. This work is accomplished primarily through management training for current and future leaders of government agencies and nonprofit organizations.

APAC training is in-depth and aims to develop the practical skills required of public managers. Instructors are vetted carefully. They have significant knowledge of their subject area through work and/or teaching experience. Training includes high levels of interaction to apply content to participants’ professional lives.

Certificate programs require capstone experiences where participants apply the skills they have developed to their own professional lives. These programs are regularly reviewed by subject-matter experts to ensure that they align with current best practices.

As a Consortium of Arkansas’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) programs, APAC also serves as a link between the programs and the work of public organizations. APAC helps:

  • state associations award scholarships to MPA students such as the Henry M. Alexander Scholarship awarded by the Arkansas City Management Association;
  • advertise internships and fellowships at government agencies and nonprofit organizations to MPA students;
  • connect MPA faculty to public service research opportunities.

APAC is a cooperative program of the University of Arkansas Little Rock (UA Little Rock), the University of Arkansas (UA), and Arkansas State University (ASU).

APAC Staff

  • Marie Lindquist, Executive Director
  • Liz Lundeen, CPM Program Director
  • Alexis Williams, Program Coordinator
  • Lisa Crittenden, Office Manager

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