Alumni Spotlights and Events

Alumni Spotlights and Events

Media Mention July 9, 2014

Travis County, TX Forges New Territory in Voting Machines (Dana DeBeauvoir MPAff '81)

With the nation facing what a January government report described as an “impending crisis” in voting technology, officials in Travis County are taking matters into their own hands by seeking to create a unique, next-generation system of voting machines. Three years ago, DeBeauvoir decided that

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Media Mention June 7, 2014
News May 22, 2014

Q&A with LBJ Graduate Johnie Jones, a Rising Leader in Agriculture Policy

Johnie Jones graduated from the LBJ School in 2011 and was hired by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) where he works on strategic partnerships for the department. Recently profiled by The Pacific Standard in their "30 Thinkers Under 30" series, Johnie has distinguished himself as a rising leader in the federal agriculture policy arena. In this Q&A, Johnie discusses some of the greatest policy challenges currently facing our nation, as well as other activities taking place at USDA.

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Media Mention April 4, 2014

Joe Weber (MPAff '87), Texas A&M executive and retired Marine general, to lead TxDOT

Joe Weber, Texas A&M’s vice president of student affairs and a retired three-star Marine general, will be the new executive director of the Texas Department of Transportation.

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Media Mention April 1, 2014

Niyanta Spelman (MPAff '94) Global Conservationist

Keeping the planet green through the Rainforest Partnership Niyanta Spelman (MPAff '94) Photo by Andrew Chan As a child growing up in Tanzania and India, Niyanta Spelman was afraid of the dark. Like many of us, she found the darkness an insecure and scary place, something where any form of monster

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Media Mention April 1, 2014

Johnie Jones (MPAff '11): The 30 Top Thinkers Under 30: The Aspiring Congressman Who Wants to Bring Healthy Food to Everyone

Johnie L. Jones III, 27, Public Policy In 2011, Johnie Jones was about to graduate from the University of Texas’s Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. When he heard that Kathleen Merrigan, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s deputy secretary, was slated to be the commencement speaker, he

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Media Mention March 7, 2014

Steven Polunksy (MPAff '83) quoted: Bullet Train Failed Once, but It’s Back

This story by The Texas Tribune was published by The New York Times . Alumnus Steven Polunsky (MPAff '83) is quoted.

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Media Mention March 5, 2014

Sarah Eckhardt (MPAff '98) leads, Andy Brown concedes in Travis County judge race

With all of the non-provisional ballots tallied, Sarah Eckhardt was poised to win the Democratic nomination for Travis County judge.

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Media Mention January 17, 2014

Fernandez (MPAff '01) to lead Westside’s rebirth

As important as it has been for Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank to select a leading architect to design an iconic football stadium, it has been just as important to recruit a visionary leader to help rebuild the neighborhoods around it. The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation has selected Frank

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News September 16, 2013

Legacy of Giving Back: Class of ’82 Comes Together to Create Fellowship Endowment

He clearly remembers driving with trepidation the long road from the mountains of New Mexico to the rolling hills of Austin to start his first semester at the LBJ School. In 1980, Doug Brookman had been out of school for a few years and had reservations about graduate school and whether this

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