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The Department of Administrative Services administers the CPM Program. Drake University Center for Special and Professional Studies develops and delivers the program with the assistance of the Department of Administrative Services.

DAS and Drake University belong to and work closely with The National Consortium of Certified Professional Management Programs to make certain we are aligned with their certification requirements. Lance Noe (Drake University) under the leadership of the Advisory Board continue to foster this unique partnership.

Lance Noe, Drake University

Lance Noe

Lance J. Noe serves as Director of the Center for Professional Studies, College of Business and Public Administration at Drake University. He coordinates and develops specialized certificate and professional programming for public, nonprofit, and private sector organizations. He holds faculty standing and teaches in the Drake Master of Public Administration program. His areas of teaching and research specialties include public policy, grant writing, state and local government, and human resources management. He was born and raised in Adel, IA and educated at Iowa State University, Drake University and Florida Atlantic University.


Iowa CPM Advisory Board Members

  • Jamie Fitzgerald
    Polk County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections
    Polk County, Iowa

  • C. Kenneth Meyer, Ph.D.
    Thomas F. Sheehan Distinguished Professor of Public Administration
    Drake University College of Business and Public Administration

  • Tyler Stubbs
    Community Fishing Biologist, WRAC Grant Administrator
    Iowa Department of Natural Resources

  • Todd Sadler
    Human Resources Director
    City of West Des Moines 

  • Robert Johnson
    Captain, Motor Vehicle Enforcement
    Iowa Department of Public Safety

  • Julie Ntem, CPM
    Division Administrator
    Iowa College Student Aid Commission

  • Leslie Irlbeck
    Director of Public Affairs
    Metro Waste Authority

  • Lance J. Noe, (member ex officio)
    Director, Center for Professional Studies
    Drake University College of Business and Public Administration

  • Kim Hanson, (member ex officio)
    Training Coordinator
    Human Resources Enterprise, Iowa Department of Administrative Services