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Pi Alpha Alpha Announcement of New Committee Chair

Posted 10/25/2020

Please Welcome Dr. Mary Bruce!

Pi Alpha Alpha and NASPAA are pleased to announce the selection of the new Pi Alpha Alpha Steering Committee Chair, Professor Mary D. Bruce of Governors State University. Dr. Bruce became Chair, at the Annual Pi Alpha Alpha Annual Committee Meeting on October 13, in advance of the 2020 NASPAA Annual Conference. 

In holding the rank of Full Professor, Dr. Bruce demonstrates an exemplary commitment to developing students through the Pi Alpha Alpha Global Honor Society. As a founder of the Governors State chapter, Dr. Bruce has shared innovative methods for integrating multi-generational programming, community engagement and critical thinking with other PAA chapters to build successful chapters globally.  Dr. Bruce has been awarded NASPAA’s Chapter Advisor Award of Excellence in 2016 and GSU's chapter has won the Chapter Award of Excellence in 2016 and 2019. 

Dr. Bruce succeeds Dr. Amanda Olejarski, Associate Professor, Department Chair and MPA Director. Dr. Bruce says, “to lead the committee into the future after Amanda has done such a superior job with guiding PAA advisors around the world is such an honor. I am ready to work together to sustain PAA’s growth and development within NASPAA.”

Dr. Mary D. Bruce

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