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Alumni Spotlights and Events

Alumni Spotlights and Events

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
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

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 asked the school’s dean, Robert

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Media Mention March 7, 2014

Bullet train failed once, but it’s back

Steven Polunsky (MPAff '83(, the research and planning director for the Texas High-Speed Rail Authority, told The Texas Tribune (republished by the New York Times) that the project had significant support in urban areas.

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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
News September 16, 2013

Legacy of giving back: Class of ’82 comes together to create fellowship endowment

Doug Brookman 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, he had been out of school for a few years and had reservations about graduate school and whether this program was the right fit. For Brookman, like many students, returning to school was a gamble.

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News September 10, 2013

Osborne evaluates Texas home visiting program for Texas HHSC

LBJ professor Cynthia Osborne

Increased federal investments in early childhood programs have opened up many new opportunities for

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Media Mention July 28, 2013

'The Blind Side,' Dallas-style featuring Irvin Ashford Jr. (MPAff '94)

LBJ alum Irvin Ashford Jr.

Helped by a wealthy family as a kid, Comerica banker Irvin Ashford Jr. (MPAff '94) gives back.

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