Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Graduating in spring 2023 with a Bachelor of Science in Rural Community Development from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Bagley is a Master of Public Administration student and teaching assistant at the University of Georgia. Prior to coming to UGA to further his studies, Bagley was heavily involved in a variety of leadership roles at his previous institution having served as both the president of the student body and student-alumni relations his senior year. It is through these experiences combined with his education that have furthered Bagley to fulfill his life’s passion: promoting rural communities. Coming from rural Southeast Georgia, it has been Bagley’s aspiration to help rural areas reach the full potential he knows they are capable of.


Associate of Arts | South Georgia State College | Summer 2021 | Political Science

Bachelor of Science | Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College | Spring 2023 | Rural Community Development

With a Bachelor of Science in Rural Community Development and accompanying minors in both History & Government and Writing & Communications, Bagley has gained an interdisciplinary perspective in observing how rural communities both function and operate. Through his education, Bagley has learned a variety of aspects and concepts that have helped him identify and discern different strategies that would prove useful in developing rural areas.

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Career Goals

Upon completion of his Master of Public Administration at the University of Georgia, Bagley plans to return to home region in Southeast Georgia and serve the rural areas that raised him. There, Bagley plans to serve in some facet of local government by way of city or county management and possibly through political means. No matter his career trajectory, Bagley plans to serve rural Georgia in some form to promote their progress and success.

Relevant Work Experience

Rural Programs/Investor Benefits Coordinator at the Georgia Chamber of Commerce – Center of Rural Prosperity (May 2022 – December 2022) K-1 Paraprofessional Educator of the Boys & Girls Club of Coffee County Region (May 2023 – July 2023)

Of Note
South Georgia State College

– President’s List: Spring 2021, Summer 2021

– Academic Honors List: Summer 2020, Fall 2020

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

– Magna Cum Laude

– Dean’s List: Fall 2021

– President’s List: Spring 2022, Fall 2022, and Spring 2023

– Distinguished List: Summer 2022

– 2023 STEPS Symposium Winner

– Student Government Association Senator (2022) & President (2022-2023)

– Student Alumni Association Representative (2021-2022) & President (2022-2023)

– ABAC Ambassador (2021-2022)

– Phi Theta Kappa Member & Officer

Areas of Expertise

Local Government Administration

Research Interests

Bagley is interested in researching areas of government affairs and public policy that affect rural areas in Georgia, especially agricultural related issues.