Governor Parson Announces Graduation Of Missouri Leadership Academy Fall 2020 Class, Launch Of Spring 2021 Class
Jefferson City, MO (STL.News) Today, Governor Mike Parson announced the graduation of 29 state employees from the Missouri Leadership Academy.
The graduates came from 15 of the state of Missouri’s executive departments and were chosen by senior department leaders to participate in the cross-department leadership development program. Governor Parson also announced another 28 emerging leaders who will participate in the sixth class of the program starting today (see biographies below).
“Investing in our emerging leaders through the Missouri Leadership Academy is important to improving state government,” Governor Parson said. “I commend the graduates for growing as leaders and learning new ways to better serve their teammates and the people of Missouri.”
Earlier this week, the Fall 2020 Missouri Leadership Academy class presented recommendations from their capstone projects to Governor Parson and Cabinet leaders. Project recommendations ranged from how to improve state government’s customer service to forging innovative partnerships to help raise awareness of public service careers among high school students.
Yesterday evening, Governor Parson hosted the Fall 2020 class for their graduation ceremony followed by a reception in the Capitol Rotunda.