The Kings County Board of Supervisors will recognize California State University, Fresno’s Master of Public Administration-Hanford program at its meeting Tuesday, Jan. 28. A “celebratory session” with the adoption of formal resolutions will be held at 9 a.m. during the board’s regular meeting in the Government Center in Hanford.

Twenty-one Kings County residents recently completed the master’s degree program, which offered classes in Hanford. The off-campus degree program was designed to accommodate the needs of working professionals, many of them governmental employees, who were unable to attend traditionally scheduled classes at the Fresno State campus.

At the request of the Kings County Board of Supervisors, the off-campus program was developed two years ago by the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, in cooperation with the Division of Graduate Studies and Division of Extended Education.

Joe Neves, chairperson of the board, said Kings County government offices and other public and private agencies “now are the beneficiary of a highly educated pool of managers and administrators who will serve our communities well.”

Fresno State has begun a similar off-campus MPA program in Visalia and is considering other Valley sites, said Dr. Russell Mardon, chair of the political science department.

For more information, contact the Division of Extended Education at 559.278.0333.