We are happy to announce that Fagan Stackhouse, human resources director for Charleston County, South Carolina, will deliver the address at the graduation exercises on May 12 at the School of Government. 

Fagan Stackhouse holds a BA in political science from North Carolina A&T University and received an MPA degree from the MPA program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1974. He has done post-graduate work at Michigan State University, Western Michigan University, and Grand Valley State Colleges. Stackhouse has worked in the human resources field for nearly 40 years in local jurisdictions in North Carolina, Michigan, Wisconsin, Virginia, and South Carolina. 

As a dedicated member of the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR), he served in the capacity of president and was also president of the IPMA Certification Council and represented the Association internationally. He served as trainer/facilitator for IPMA-HR in Canada, China, Iraq, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and throughout the United States. Over the years he has been a guest lecturer and adjunct professor at a variety of universities including George Washington University, Old Dominion University, and Norfolk State University.

Stackhouse has been actively involved in the community as a former Jaycee, Rotarian, charter member of 200 + Men of Hampton Roads, Inc., Virginia Chamber of Commerce Labor Relations Committee, and a number of other organizations. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Virginia IPMA Chapter Award for Outstanding Service, IPMA-HR Honorary Life Member, Edwin L. Swain Award for distinguished Human Resources Career (Southern Region). He has been honored as outstanding Citizen and Public Servant of Inkster, Michigan and History Maker of Virginia Beach. In 2011 the International Public Management Association for Human Resources awarded Fagan the Warner W. Stockberger Achievement Award. The award recognizes a professional in public or private life who has made outstanding contributions in the field of public sector HR management at the federal, state or local levels. 

The Carolina MPA program graduation exercises are scheduled for Saturday, May 12, at 11:00 a.m. at the School of Government.

For more information, contact Sharon Pickard at pickard@sog.unc.edu or 919.843.7330.