About Us

The Evergreen State College, located in Olympia, Washington, offers its Master of Public Administration (MPA) program.  The Capstone project is a culminating experience for students and an opportunity to reflect upon, and integrate, the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) acquired throughout their MPA program experiences.  Students bridge the theory-practice gap and put knowledge into action in their applied Capstone projects.


Thanks to our faculty for their significant contributions throughout our research projects:
Amy Gould, Ph.D., Member of the Faculty, Masters of Public Administration program
Gail Johnson, Ph.D., Visiting Faculty, Masters of Public Administration program
Cheryl Simrell King, Ph.D., Director, Masters of Public Administration program

We would also like to thank and acknowledge our Advisory Committee for their input and advice:
Robert Coit, Executive Director, Thurston County Food Bank
Nancy Riordan, Executive Director, Providence St. Peter Foundation
Holly Mason, Executive Director, South Puget Sound Community College Foundation

Finally, our project would not have been possible without the technical expertise of Suzanne Kelly.  Many thanks, Suzanne!