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Anita Rumage
Anita J. Rumage
ExceleRate Pilot Project Manager, Illinois Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development
Doctor of Public Administration

Dissertation: "Nonprofit leadership transition: A preparedness study"

Hometown: Rockford, Illinois

Undergraduate Institution and Major: B.S. in Human Relations, Rockford University (1997)

Graduate Institution and Major: M.S. in Education, Northern Illinois University (2006)

Bio:  Anita J. Rumage is a member of the 2011 cohort. She currently serves as the ExceleRate Pilot Project Manager for the Illinois Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development (GOECD), adjunct faculty for UIS Department of Public Administration and nonprofit leadership consultant for Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence (NICNE). Her dissertation is titled Nonprofit Leadership Transition: A Preparedness Study.

Anita has held adjunct positions in Early Childhood Education Administration, Nonprofit Studies and Public Administration:

  • Highland Community College, Freeport
  • University of Illinois, Springfield

Relevant Professional Experience: Prior to joining GOECD as ExceleRate Pilot Project Manager, Anita served as a nonprofit director for over 25 years.

Research Interests:

  • Administration and governance of nonprofit social service agencies
  • Employee compensation and benefits

Professional Affiliations:

  • Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)
  • SHRM - Rockford Chapter

Professional Certifications:

  • Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP)
  • Six Sigma Human Resources Green Belt
  • Illinois ExceleRate Director Credential – Level III
  • Leadership Institute Graduate, Highland Community College
  • Certificate of Nonprofit Leadership, NICNE