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Leadership in the Public Sector

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May 13, 2024

Discovering a Passion for Nonprofits: Meet Ryan Phillips, LPS ‘24

When Ryan Phillips decided to pursue his bachelor’s degree, he knew he would need a flexible program designed to meet his needs. A non-traditional student returning to college after serving in the U.S. Navy, Phillips is a Lieutenant for the Hillsborough/Orange Rural Fire Department in Hillsborough, North Carolina. While he had full support from his… 

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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! 

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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. 

Sep 21, 2023

Leadership in the Public Sector Graduates Forge New Career Paths

NC State’s Leadership in the Public Sector program prepares effective leaders by giving them the skills to stand out in the workforce. Learn more about how these three graduates are using their degrees to turn their passions into successful careers. 

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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 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. 

Shannon Fuller in graduation regalia.

Dec 8, 2021

Student Commencement Speaker’s Message: Keep Moving Forward

Shannon Fuller, a student in the online Leadership in the Public Sector bachelor's degree completion program, will deliver the commencement address at PNC Arena on Dec. 14.