Alumni Testimonials

John Kleinhans

Master of Public Administration
, Class of 2016
 
Norwich is here to help, Norwich is here to be with you every step of the way. They’ll make sure that you’re successful in this.
John Kleinhans, Class of 2016
Master of Public Administration
Organizational Leadership

I heard from a couple other people how great the program was, how accessible the program was, and how easy it was to do while managing a great, you know, busy and vibrant schedule.

I chose organizational leadership and management because as I moved through these various jobs that I’ve had of running a PR agency, of running the Connecticut Republican Party, of being in high profile jobs at such a young age, I thought that having the organizational leadership aspect to my résumé and to my background and things like that would be really important when you’re managing a large group of people. And I think that organizational leadership – from the public administration role and also in private business is so key and so crucial. It’s really helped me develop as a person.

When I came into the program, I was concentrating on running political campaigns of really being the guy behind the scenes that ran political campaigns, ran political organizations. And now I see myself much more in like the larger aspect of management.

When I’m talking to my colleagues and my elected board members on the board of education, and discussing with them public policy and public administration, it’s kind of great to have the background that Norwich has given me when I develop those conversations and have that thought process. But I always have this want and eagerness to serve the public in some capacity.

The professors are very skilled. They know their field, they know how to operate, they know how to engage with the different students regardless of age, regardless of background, and I think that was really important.

I would recommend this program to anyone, especially folks who have a busy schedule. You know, I think that people get nervous about going back to school, getting their master’s degree, and balancing their schedule, and with me, you know, I had a very busy schedule and I was able to balance it and it’s so, so important to realize that you can do it. And Norwich is here to help, Norwich is here to be with you every step of the way. They’ll make sure that you’re successful in this.