SGPP Community Advisory Board

SGPP is an innovative school and benefits from the support and input from our experienced and insightful community partners. SGPP is home to degrees in Law, Criminal Justice Studies, Political Science, and Public Management & Policy. Our school serves a majority female and underrepresented student populations, and we strive to engage the next generation of public servants, both locally and nationally.  

The main purpose of the SGPP Advisory Board is to help align academic success and career readiness for students and to ensure that our programming incorporates our community partners in curricular reviews, professional skillset assessments, and career opportunities for students. 

The SGPP Community Advisory Board members provide our school with unique opportunities to: 

  • Contribute to the success of the school 
  • Make a positive impact on higher education 
  • Serve their community and engage our students 
  • Expand their professional network and meet people with similar interests 

Advisory board meetings are held biannually, once in the fall semester (to coincide with UArizona Homecoming festivities) and once in the spring semester. 

Community Advisory Board Bylaws


SGPP Community Advisory Board Members



Michael Silva

Tucson Police Department

Vic Hathaway

Town of Marana

Peg Harmon

Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona (Retired)

Kristine Huskey

Veterans Advocacy Law Clinic (UA Law School)

Kirk Emerson

UArizona SGPP Emeritus

Ron Rose

Political Science Alumni

Jamie Ibrahim

Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc

Charlene Mendoza

Tucson Mayor's Office

Thomas McDonald

UArizona Business Affairs

Jenny Flynn

Community Foundation of Southern Arizona

Dr. Francisco Garcia

Deputy County Administrator - Health & Community Services