Andre Morrison, Jr. has worked with the City of Warrensville Heights, Ohio, since 2015. He is currently seeking a BS degree in Public Administration from Southern New Hampshire University and plans to graduate in 2021.
Q & A with Andre
Where and what are you currently studying and why did you choose this?
I currently attend Southern New Hampshire, where I am studying Public Administration. There are many reasons why I chose Public Administration, yet the biggest one was the ability to make a difference in my community. As a public administrator, the decisions I make help transform my town (or perhaps, even country) into a better and more pleasant place to live.
What government are you working or hoping to work at in the future?
Currently, I work for the City of Warrensville Heights, a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio.
What are your future career goals?
My goal is to one day become a public administrator in finance at the local, state, or federal government level.
Which GFOA scholarship did you receive and how will GFOA’s scholarship help you achieve those goals?
I received the Jeffrey L. Esser Career Development Scholarship. My goal is to pay off student loans that I have incurred with the scholarship while working towards my BS at Southern New Hampshire University. It will also help pay for my further education as I pursue a Master of Public Administration degree.