Listee Features — Public Administration

Elaine Cole

ELAINE M. COLE

As the daughter of a teacher and a preacher, Elaine M. Cole knew that she would live a life of service to her community. She wanted to pursue a career that allowed her to travel, meet other people and understand different cultures. She received a Bachelor of Science in business administration and human resource management from Robert Morris University in 2003, and a Master of Science in executive leadership from Champlain College in 2017. In her career, she spent 17 years as a travel agent and supervisor with U.S. Airways from 1990 to 2002, and eventually decided to join the Social Security Administration in Pennsylvania. Ms. Cole became a public affairs specialist for the Social Security Administration and has been

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JUNE FLEMING

Books have been part of June Fleming’s life for as long as she can remember. She has always been a reader, which made her decision to pursue library science an easy one. Her first position in the field was branch librarian at the Brooklyn Public Library, followed by high school librarian at Little Rock Public Schools, associate professor at Philander Smith College, and library director for the City of Palo Alto in California. Eventually, however, Ms. Fleming’s time in the local government system inspired her to leave her library position. Although she had enjoyed her career up to that point, she wanted to do more to help her community. She became the assistant city manager of the City of Palo

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Cathryn Hilliard

CATHRYN ANN SAMPSON HILLIARD

Initially studying at the University of California Los Angeles, she later earned an Associate of Arts from Los Angeles Pierce College in California in 1963. Ms. Hilliard began her career as a secretary for a congressman and the legislative aide for a U.S. senator between 1966 and 1969. Subsequently, she worked as a public administrator and a public affairs officer for the Association of Bay Area Governments in Oakland, California, between 1970 and 1976 enabling the first Environmental Management Plan for the San Francisco Bay Area. During this time, she received a certificate from the University of California Berkeley in 1975 and a Bachelor of Arts in political science at California State University, Hayward in 1976. Soon thereafter, Ms. Hilliard

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