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Candace McRae Walsh, MPA, CNP
Instructor of Public Administration and Nonprofit Management, University of Memphis


Candace McRae Walsh is an Instructor of Public Administration and Nonprofit Management at the University of Memphis. Additionally, she directs the nonprofit certificate program within the U of M’s Division of Public and Nonprofit Administration, and serves as the coordinator of the U of M’s Nonprofit Leadership Collaborative.

Before joining the U of M staff, Ms. Walsh was an adjunct instructor of American Government at Mid South Community College in West Memphis, Arkansas and co-owner/principal consultant with Magnolia Blue, LLC, a Memphis-based consulting firm specializing in strategic planning and mediation for small businesses and non-profit organizations. She has more than 25 years of experience in the fields of journalism, municipal government administration and nonprofit management.

Ms. Walsh holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and earned the Certified Nonprofit Professional credential from the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance. She is a member of the Alliance of Nonprofit Educators. Additionally, she is trained in conflict resolution and has been approved as a Rule 31 General Civil Mediator by the Tennessee State Supreme Court.

Co-creators of this workshop were students in Ms. Walsh’s Civic Engagement and Volunteerism class at the University of Memphis. The course introduced these students to the concepts of collective action and civic engagement in American society through the framework volunteerism, community service and public involvement.

WORKSHOP: “Straight Outta Excuses - #Get YOUth Involved!”

 

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