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SUU appoints new director for its MPA program

Angela Pool-Funai
Angela Pool-Funai
Southern Utah University

CEDAR CITY — Southern Utah University has appointed Angela Pool-Funai as the new director of its master of public administration program.

“Thanks to the dedication of those who came before me, our MPA degree already has a strong reputation among our peer institutions, and it is the fastest-growing graduate program at SUU,” Pool-Funai, said in a statement.

Pool-Funai joined the SUU faculty as an assistant professor of political science and public administration in 2014. She received a doctorate in public administration from Valdosta State University, a master in public policy and administration from Baylor University, and a bachelor’s in communication from Stephen F. Austin State University.

She succeeds Ravi K. Roy, who is transitioning into new responsibilities at the university as the W. Edwards Deming Fellow in Public Affairs.