Jasmeane Brock Named PMF Finalist

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Jasmeane Brock

April 22, 2015

BATON ROUGE – Jasmeane Brock, a December 2014 graduate of the E. J. Ourso College of Business Master of Public Administration program, has been named a finalist for the 2015 Presidential Management Fellows, or PMF, program.

The program is a prestigious and highly competitive one administered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

Presidential Management Fellows are chosen based on their academic and leadership achievement, their future career goals and their interest in working in federal public service. Before a graduate school can formally nominate a student, the school must conduct a competitive nomination process. Many students nominated for the PMF program have extensive experience in public administration, technology, science, health, human resources, business or financial management, all of which are valuable to federal agencies.

In order to become an official fellow, a finalist must obtain an internship with the federal government within one year of being selected as a finalist.

Brock has had or is currently in conversations with the Department of Defense, the Department of Veteran Affairs, the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Agriculture about possible appointments. Currently, she serves as the SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) coordinator for LSU International Services. 

“I was both ecstatic and relieved when I learned that I was selected as a PMF finalist,” Brock said. “The road to the PMF was long and rigorous. The in-person assessment was a half-day, multifaceted screening process that involved a group exercise, behavioral interview and a written exercise. Although the entire application process wasn’t easy, I strongly feel that LSU’s MPA program enabled me to be as prepared as I possibly could for such a process.”

After receiving her bachelor’s in sociology in August 2008, Brock joined the U.S. Army in 2009. She participated in Operation Enduring Freedom as an air defense artillery officer.

She graduated the MPA program with a 3.9 grade-point average and is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi and Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Societies.

Ultimately, she said, she would like to return to what remains most important to her, aiding veterans and their families in some capacity.

The Presidential Management Fellows Program
The PMF program is the federal government’s premier fellows program. Since its creation by Executive Order in 1977, more than 6,000 men and women from the nation’s top graduate programs have become fellows and moved on to serve their nation at duty stations primarily in Washington, D.C., but also across the United States and worldwide.

For more information on the PMF program, visit pmf.opm.gov.

The Public Administration Institute

LSU’s MPA program is offered by the Public Administration Institute at the E. J. Ourso College of Business. The MPA is 45-hour degree program that emphasizes management, public policy and financial skills for those leading public agencies, nonprofit and healthcare organizations, and for-profit organizations that interact with governmental agencies. PAI’s faculty members are student-oriented and nationally-recognized for their expertise in their fields. For more information, visit our home page or call 225-578-6743.

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Angela McBride
LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business
225-578-7833