Dr. Donovan Segura was sworn in as the new president of COMPA

Baton Rouge, La. – Dr. Donovan Segura, Associate Vice Chancellor for Compliance at the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center (SU Ag Center) and Professor of Public Policy and Public Administration at Southern University and A&M College was recently announced as the 47th  President of the Conference of Minority Public Administrators (COMPA).


"I am deeply honored and humbled to serve as the National President of the Conference of Minority Public Administrators," said Dr. Segura. "I am excited about the opportunity to work alongside talented colleagues and stakeholders from across the nation to further our mission and drive positive change in our community."


Under Dr. Segura’s guidance, COMPA will continue to uphold its commitment to promote excellence in public service and administration in university settings and within city, county, state, and national government operations while also embracing innovation and adaptation in an ever-changing landscape. With a strong emphasis on collaboration and inclusivity, Dr. Segura is dedicated to fostering a culture of teamwork and empowerment that will continue to elevate the organization.


“We are living in a new era of diversity management. Globalization has transformed society, economics, and politics,” expressed Dr. Segura. “Thus, greatly influencing demographics within the workplace. Not only are today’s employees more diverse, but they also represent a sea of change and leadership styles. Based on this premise, it is quintessential the workplace provides a culture that is inclusive across equity lines for all persons. It is my goal to continue to secure challenging new opportunities where skills, knowledge, data-driven approaches, and my previous experiences in compliance can be applied, and further professional development can be achieved,” he added.


Dr. Segura is the second individual to serve as COMPA’s President from Southern University’s Baton Rouge land mass. His presidency represents a new chapter in the rich history of COMPA, marked by bold leadership and a steadfast dedication to excellence.


The Conference of Minority Public Administrators is a national organization that was founded in 1971. It was originally established as a section of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) to provide a forum for leadership and professional development for minority students, public servants, administrators, and governmental officials.  With more than 50 years of service, COMPA has established itself as one of America's leading national public service organizations. 


It has a vision of promoting excellence in public service and administration in university settings and in city, county, state, and national government operations. 


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