On April 24, 14 employees of the Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center received their Executive Master of Public Affairs degrees from Indiana University Executive Education at the O’Neill School. The graduates spent more than two years working toward this goal and are the latest in a long line of Crane employees to earn their degree through this unique program.
What makes this path to an advanced degree so different than many others?
“The leadership of Executive Education at O’Neill is very customer focused,” says Angie Lewis, corporate operations department director at Crane. “They want to understand what’s going on within our environment. They’ve been willing to adapt certain parts of the lessons, update, and transform portions of their curriculum to stay current with our challenges and needs. That makes this program especially valuable.”
The Executive Public Management Certificate and EMPA programs are Crane’s largest and longest-lasting investment in employee education. Crane covers all costs of the program for employees and has done so for the past 20 years.