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The 450 graduates of the Hugo Wall MPA program have gone on to hold positions ranging from city managers to budget analysts in state government to management analysts in major hospitals and chief executives of nonprofit organizations. Some also work in the private sector or pursue additional study in law, doctoral education and other specializations.



The Hugo Wall School provides a number of opportunities throughout the year for communication with alumni, friends, and constituents of the School. Recent events include:
Annual Hugo Wall Day

  • Annual Back to School Reception (Fall)
  • Annual WSUMA (Masters of Urban Affairs/Masters of Public Administration) Reception at International City &
  • County Managers Conference (Fall)
  • Annual Holiday Open House (Winter)
  • MPA Celebration of Excellence (Spring)


Alumni Directory

If you are a WSU MUA/MPA graduate, you may request a copy of the alumni directory.  Individuals should contact Annie Murach, Hugo Wall School.  The directory is only for graduates of our program and will be sent via e-mail, once alumni status is verified.


HWS Advisory Board

Officially established in 2007, the Hugo Wall School Advisory Board works with the school's director, faculty and University officers to:

  • Provide a community perspective on the present and future direction of the School and the value of public administration.
  • Provide advice to create a dynamic and challenging curriculum for the School.
  • Support and help facilitate the recruitment of outstanding faculty, staff and students.
  • Advocate and support the School's mission.
  • Assist with identification and procurement of additional resources to support the School and its programs.

The Board is comprised of 15 members, the majority of whom must be graduates of the School's degree program, who serve three-year, staggered terms. A development committee also has been established.