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NJ Certified Public Manager Program Recognizes 99 Graduates at 2022 Ceremony

2022 New Jersey Certified Public Manager Program Graduation

The New Jersey Certified Public Manager (CPM) Program at Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) recognized 99 graduates at the 2022 graduation ceremony held on Sept. 16, and this year's theme was "Public Service Calls for Excellence." The graduation ceremony marked the end of 22 courses designed to instill the necessary skills for participants to advance within their organizations by becoming stronger leaders, more strategic thinkers, and more knowledgeable and experienced managers.

2022 CPM graduate David Pepe was awarded the annual Askew Award at the ceremony. Presented by the American Academy of Certified Public Managers (AACPM), the Askew Award is recognition for his exemplary CPM capstone project entitled, “Environmental Impacts and Proposed Regulations on the Cannabis Cultivation Industry.”

For more information on the New Jersey Certified Public Manager (CPM) Program program, visit