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PSM News for October 2018

2018 National Conference and Pre-conference Workshop

Still Time to Register for the Annual Conference and Pre-Conference Workshop.

  • VIEW PROGRAMS. National conference “Enhancing Advocacy for PSM Programs”, Nov. 8-9 and Pre-conference Workshop “Connecting with Students”, November 7.
  • REGISTER NOW. Regular registration rates in effect through October 19, 2018.
  • DEADLINE for reservations at the Crowne Plaza Washington National Airport is MONDAY, OCTOBER 15. Reserve your hotel room today to receive the conference rate of $172/night.

Board of Directors Election - Voting Now Open

Cast Your Vote for the 2019 NPSMA Board of Directors. 

  • VOTE by 5:00 P.M. (EST) WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24.
  • TO VOTE, use the link included in the email sent on October 9 from via SurveyMonkey. The link for the ballot is uniquely tied to your email address. Your vote will be held in strictest confidence by the NPSMA staff person who will conduct the tally. 
  • If you have difficulty viewing or submitting the ballot, please contact NPSMA Coordinator Jeannie Houts at
  • Your vote matters! Thank you to all who have already cast their votes.

Coming Soon

"Ask NPSMA" on Thursday October 18 session on "PSM 101: What you need to think about in starting a new program." Request a seat participate in the discussion, email       

To request a seat to participate in a discussion, email

Upcoming Deadlines

October 15. President's and Board of Directors Awards Nominations. View the Call for Award Nominations Letter and the Award Nomination Form for more details. 

November 15. Nominate a working PSM Alum or engaged member of your employer advisory board to the NPSMA Workforce Advisory Council. Contact coordinator@npsma.orginformation.  

Items of Interest

Interested in Becoming an Editor or Co-Editor? The NPSMA Board of Directors seeks volunteers to work on next summer’s 2019 PSM Alumni and Graduation Chronicle. This collection of case studies of some of our outstanding graduates illustrates the competitive advantages of a PSM degree and is perfect for sharing with prospective students, university leaders and employers. Indicate your interest before December 1, email

WELCOME TO NEW AND RE-AFFILIATING PSM PROGRAMS (list for the 3rd Quarter of 2018)

Bowling Green State University (NEW)

Colorado State University (NEW)
     Biological Data Analytics
     Microscope Imaging Technology

Minnesota State University, Mankato (NEW)
     Information Security and Risk Management

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NEW)
     Information Systems

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