MPA Student Named to 2020 Governor’s Fellows Program

July 6, 2020

PhotoHannah Kleinpeter

BATON ROUGE – Hannah Kleinpeter was selected as one of 15 area college students to participate in the 2020 Lamar Governor’s Fellowship Program. Kleinpeter is an MPA candidate at LSU and is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. While working toward her master’s in public administration, Kleinpeter also serves as the president of the Public Administration Student Association. In addition, she works as a graduate research assistant for LSU’s Department of Public Administration. Kleinpeter will work with the communications team for the Office of the Governor.

The Lamar Governor’s Fellowship Program is an opportunity for the students to gain firsthand knowledge about the development and implementation of public policy as well as the state’s rich history and current affairs of Louisiana government. The program is a partnership with Louisiana’s Office of the Governor, Louisiana State University, Southern University and the Baton Rouge Area Foundation.

Each Fellow is assigned to a cabinet-level agency in Baton Rouge. Fellows will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience by collaborating with agency leaders on existing projects, observing firsthand the governor’s leadership strategies, and learning how state policies are developed. Fellows will also participate in a weekly speaker series and field trips designed to enhance their overall experience and understanding of the Louisiana government and current affairs.

“We are very proud of Hannah for her selection as a 2020 Lamar Governor’s Fellow. Her hard work and dedication to public service make this a well-deserved honor. Hannah is an outstanding representative of LSU’s MPA program, and we are confident that this is only the beginning of an exceptional career as a leader in our state,” commented Roy Heidelberg, interim director of LSU’s Department of Public Administration.

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Bridget Conrad

E. J. Ourso College of Business