Austin, Texas, March 20, 2017 – Angela Evans, Dean of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, is the recipient of the American Society for Public Administration’s (ASPA) Paul P. Van Riper Award for Excellence and Service. This award honors an ASPA member who has made significant contributions both as an academic and practitioner.
Dean Evans received this honor because of her active engagement in and contributions to developing innovations in public service. Dean Evans received the award at ASPA’s 2017 Annual Conference, taking place March 17–21 at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. The presentation of the award was Sunday, March 19 during the Elliot Richardson Lecture.
“We face policy challenges that demand cutting edge research and innovative solutions. This honor reaffirms the power of public service and importance of bridging scholarship and policy.”
"I am honored to be recognized within this leading interdisciplinary public service community,” Dean Evans said. “We face policy challenges that demand cutting edge research and innovative solutions. This honor reaffirms the power of public service and importance of bridging scholarship and policy.”
Dean Evans joined the LBJ School in 2009 after serving for 40 years in public service to the U.S. Congress. During the last 13 of these years, she was the deputy director of the Congressional Research Service, leading major organizational changes that enhanced the research capacity of the service and improved the effectiveness of critical operations.
Since joining the LBJ School, Dean Evans has earned various teaching accolades including the Texas Exes Teaching Award. She has also been awarded research grants from the National Science Foundation and the Dirksen Congressional Center, among others.
The LBJ School, one of the nation’s top public affairs schools, makes a difference, not only within the walls of academia, but also in the public and social dialogue of the world. Contributing viable solutions to society is the LBJ School’s legacy and its benchmark. Its effectiveness in channeling the purpose and passion of students into professional careers is evident in the success of more than 4,000 graduates who are the living legacy of President Johnson’s bold and fearless action.
For more information, contact:
Susan Binford, LBJ School of Public Affairs, 512–415–4820
Victoria Yu, LBJ School of Public Affairs, 512–232–4054