Co-directors Dr. Sally Jo Vasicko and Dr. Ray Scheele are responsible for oversight of all Bowen Center programs, including the Indiana Certified Public Manager® Program. CPM Coordinator Charles “Chip” Taylor is responsible for CPM curriculum development and day-to-day operation of the program. He is also the lead facilitator for the Phase II CPM sessions and a co-facilitator for the Phase I sessions. Sally Jo, Ray, and Chip all have extensive experience in public management, professional development, and human resource administration.
Sally Jo Vasicko came to Ball State University in 1973. In addition to her duties there, she served as White House Liaison to U.S. Secretaries of Labor Elizabeth Dole and Lynn Martin, as well as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Employment and Training. During 1996 and 1997 she served as the project director of the Lynn Martin Task Force at Mitsubishi Motors in Normal, Ill.
Raymond H. Scheele joined the Ball State University faculty in 1975, specializing in public administration, state and local government, urban planning and voting behavior. In addition to his academic experience, he has 28 years of service as a consultant specializing in public personnel management. He has served as a member of the national Training Committee of the American Society for Public Administration and, along with Sally Jo Vasicko, designed the Executive Management Training Program, for which they received the National Award for Innovative Programming from the National Association of Schools for Continuing Education in 1986. He has served two terms as president of the Indiana Society for Public Administration.
Charles Taylor teaches core courses in public personnel administration and public financial administration in the Master of Public Administration program at Ball State University. Prior to coming to Ball State in 2008, he spent five years at Clemson University where he was part of a team that consulted with local governments on a variety of issues. In addition to his academic experience, he worked 15 years in Missouri local government as an engineer and manager.
We are fortunate to be collaborating with Kate Love-Jacobson and Ryan Chasey of the High Performance Government Network. Kate is the lead facilitator for the Phase I CPM sessions. Both Kate and Ryan have collaborated with us in the development of the Phase I CPM curriculum. In doing so, they have drawn on their own extensive public sector management experience.
Kate Love-Jacobson is vice president of Training of the High Performance Government Network, where she assists local governments in their strategic performance planning efforts. She has 24 years of experience in local government, most recently as professional development and quality enhancement manager for the City of Fort Wayne, where she was responsible for creating the city’s professional development program. She is a member of the Association of Training and Development and the Society for Human Resource Management.
Ryan Chasey is president of the High Performance Government Network, where he leads the not-for-profit organization dedicated to the improvement of local government performance. Ryan has worked in government and government-related finance and policymaking since 2002. He previously served as the quality director/public finance officer for the City of Fort Wayne, where he was responsible for overseeing the city’s performance management program.