University’s LaDonna Purcell, director of support services, has been notified by
the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) that she has
earned recognition from the UPPCC by receiving the Certified Public Procurement
Officer (CPPO) credential.
Purcell was among 130
professionals who successfully completed the CPPO examination held in October
2013. Established in 1964, this prestigious certification is an outstanding
honor for individuals employed in the public procurement profession and is an
asset to their specific division of governmental administration.
a professional certification designation goes a long way in ensuring trust and
credibility in the public procurement process,” said Beth Patrick, chief financial officer and vice president for administration.
“An achievement such as this reflects commitment to the profession and
experience that supports best practices here at MSU.”
To date, just 2,439
procurement professionals nationwide have achieved this accomplished status. To
become certified as a CPPO, candidates must demonstrate that they meet specific
requirements, including formal education, procurement related coursework/training,
public procurement experience and functional management experience. A comprehensive written examination is
required to confirm the candidate’s mastery of the body of knowledge for public
procurement professionals. The CPPO
certification recognizes only those professionals who have fulfilled these
prescribed standards of competency in public procurement.
A native of Mason
County, she received her associate’s and bachelor’s degrees from MSU and is a
graduate of the President’s Leadership Academy.
She earned the CPPB (Certified Public Procurement Buyer) credential from
UPPCC in May 2013. She has been employed
in procurement positions for 15 years.
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