Excelsior College Alumni, Joseph “Joe” Frazier, Selected as a Finalist For the 2011 Presidential Management Fellows Program
Albany, NY (May 11, 2011) – Excelsior College is proud to announce that Joseph “Joe” Frazier, BSL ’03, has been selected as a finalist for the distinguished Presidential Management Fellows Program (PMF), sponsored by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
Created through Executive Order in 1977, PMF is a two-year leadership development program for advanced degree candidates. The leadership training ground includes formal classroom training and a four-to-six month professional assignment in the federal government. Graduates of the program have chosen to move on to advanced positions in federal and state government, private-sector, or the nonprofit realm.
Frazier, one of only 860 selected finalists from a pool of more than 9,000 applicants, is currently completing graduate work in the venerated National Urban Fellows Program. This 14-month paid scholarship program combines coursework for a master’s in public administration from Barnard M. Baruch College School of Public Affairs with an eight-month mentorship.
Prior to being selected for the National Urban Fellows Program, Joe served for two decades as an officer in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Marine Corps, as an officer for the Internal Revenue Service, and as a paid health care consultant.
Beyond holding a Bachelor of Science degree from Excelsior and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, Frazier is a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College, the Army Combined Arms Staff Officer Course, and is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.