BA, Tufts University
MPA, Bridgewater State University
Larry Azer is a part-time Senior Instructor in the Political Science department and teaches a one-credit course on Public Budgeting (POLI 597). He also works with the Institute for Policy Analysis and Regional Engagement (IPARE) presenting to groups of citizens across the region.
Larry is the Director of Finance and Operations for the King Philip Regional School District since January 2011,where he is responsible for all aspects of financial management and ancillary services including budget development, capital planning, food services, student transportation, and facilities management. He is a member of the Massachusetts Association of School Business Officials (MASBO) and is a Massachusetts Certified Public Purchasing Officer (MCPPO).
While working towards his MPA degree at Bridgewater State University, Larry was the 2013 winner of the Guy Clifford Scholarship for his scholastic achievement and commitment to public service. As a capstone assignment, Larry had his book review of "Trapped Under the Sea" by Neil Swidey published in The Public Manager in the winter of 2014.
Larry also served as an elected member of the Randolph School Committee from 2003 to 2012, including three years as the board's chair, as well as creating and chairing the budget sub-committee. He was a very active member of the Massachusetts Association of School Committees (MASC) and he led the school district's effort in passing a $5.5 million operational override of Proposition 2 1/2 in 2008, which is the largest such override in the history of Massachusetts.
Public Administration, Public Budgeting