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LPS Program

Graduates in front of an NC State University Leadership in the Public sector banner.

Feb 29, 2024

LPS Online Bachelor’s Program in Top 5

NC State’s Leadership in Public Sector program ranks #4 in the nation in the 2024 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online Programs rankings. That is a jump of 14 spots from last year! Read more about this accomplishment! 

Headshot of Vivian Slade

Dec 12, 2023

LPS Grad Credits C3 Program and Faculty Support for Degree Completion

Vivian Slade joined the Community College Collaboration (C3) program to transfer to NC State's online Leadership in the Public Sector degree-completion program. 

Keith and Ermina hold LPS border signs. Keith and Dr. Waters pose for a selfie.

May 2, 2022

Retired Veteran’s College Dream Becomes A Reality Online

Keith Simpson finds the ideal online Leadership in the Public Sector (LPS) program with the needed support to help him succeed in completing his B.A. degree. 

May 1, 2022

‘Dare to Dream,’ Student Speaker Tells Fellow Graduates

As the 2022 student commencement speaker, Anna Jump will encourage others to strive toward their goals and reach their dreams. 

Apr 27, 2022

Working Mom Finds Her Place at NC State

Looking toward graduation and the future, Joy Isley reflects on her time in the online Leadership in the Public Sector program and how it has positively affected the trajectory of her career. 

Apr 26, 2022

Going the Distance: NC State’s Leadership in the Public Sector Program

Go behind the scenes at one of the top 10 online degree programs in the nation. 

Jennifer Seaver and community members sit at an art table working on a stencil project.

Apr 26, 2022

Online Grad “Tailors” Coursework to Enhance Her Life

Jennifer Seaver, a May 2022 graduate of the online B.A. Leadership in the Public Sector (LPS) program finds success in her career while also creating a non-profit organization called “Art for All — N.C.” during her time as a student. 

Dec 10, 2021

Online Grad Credits LPS Degree for Career Advancement

Victoria Deaton credits the online Leadership in the Public Sector bachelor's degree-completion program for recent promotion at Durham Technical Community College’s Office of Equity and Inclusion. 

LPS graduates pose for a photo in their regalia with program advisor and faculty member.

Aug 31, 2021

Leading the Way: Online LPS Program Earns Quality Matters Certification

The online Leadership in the Public Sector (LPS) bachelor’s degree completion program is making history at NC State as the first program to earn Quality Matters (QM) Program Review Certification. 


Jun 29, 2021

LPS Grad Leaves Comfort Zone to Continue Her Education

Melanie Lewis's devotion to helping others in her community inspired her to enter the Leadership in the Public Sector online program. She shares her story and reflects on her time in the program.