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Ashley Labosier

Senior Fellow
Adjunct Faculty
Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership, School of Public Policy


Ashley Labosier (MPP '09) is director of the Consortium for University Public Service Organizations (CUPSO) assisting state and local governments on a rand of contemporary issues and challenges.  Prior to her appointment at CUPSO, Labosier served as the executive director of the Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership at Pepperdine School of Public Policy where she wrote and spoke about public engagement and transparency issues for local and online news organizations. She developed Davenport Institute trainings, held national conferences, co-designed and served as an instructor for the Professional Certificate in Advanced Public Engagement for Local Government, spearheaded collaborative partnerships with various organizations committed to improving engagement between citizens and government, and oversaw all Davenport Institute trainings and programs. Labosier remains a Senior Fellow of the Davenport Institute and teaches a graduate level class on public engagement, deliberative democracy, and democratic government titled "Leadership through Public Engagement" at the School of Public Policy. She began her career in public engagement as communications specialist for the City of Lancaster, CA, where she worked with various city departments on public engagement and information efforts. This experience provided insight and understanding into the challenges and fears facing local government officials who wish to engage their residents. Labosier has a BA in government from Patrick Henry College and an MPP from the Pepperdine School of Public Policy.


  • MPP, School of Public Policy, Pepperdine University
  • BA, Patrick Henry College


  • Local Government
  • Public Engagement


  • Leadership through Public Engagement