Alumni Spotlights and Events

Alumni Spotlights and Events

News February 15, 2013

Bob Campbell (MPAff ’73) to Receive 2012 Distinguished Public Service Award

Alumnus Robert N. Campbell, III (MPAff '73) awarded the Lyndon Johnson School of Public Affairs Alumni Association's Distinguished Public Service Award.

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Media Mention February 8, 2013

The Honorable Ed Emmett (MPAff '74) Named Chair of Newly Formed Freight Advisory Committee

Recognizing the important role freight plays in our state, the Texas Transportation Commission recently established its first Freight Advisory Committee. The panel of experts will serve as a forum for agency transportation decisions affecting freight mobility. The group, led by Harris County Judge

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Media Mention December 22, 2012
News December 18, 2012

Three LBJ School Alumni Featured in Forbes '30 Under 30'

Three 2010 LBJ School graduates have been named to the Forbes 2012 "30 Under 30" list: Greg Pardo and Martha Bloem for "30 Under 30: Law and Policy" and Melissa Lott for "30 Under 30: Energy" .

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Media Mention December 17, 2012
Media Mention November 26, 2012

(Stacey Abrams, MPAff '98) Lawmaker tells students they can change the world

Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams (MPAff '98) on Monday urged Albany State University students to use the power of the ballot box and to always remember that they are the ones who ‘hire’ their elected officials.

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Media Mention November 2, 2012

AWB hires Canedy (MPAff '04) to work on health care, education issues

Matthew Canedy has joined the Association of Washington Business as its government affairs director for health care and education issues.

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Media Mention October 30, 2012

(Jon) Weizenbaum (MPAff '01) to Lead Department of Aging and Disability Services

Weizenbaum to Lead Department of Aging and Disability Services AUSTIN – Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner Kyle Janek, M.D., today announced that Jon Weizenbaum will be the next commissioner of the Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS). Weizenbaum has been deputy

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News October 16, 2012

LBJ School to Host Annual NASPAA Conference of Deans and Directors of Nation’s Top Public Affairs Schools and Programs

The LBJ School of Public Affairs will host the 2012 Annual National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) Conference in Austin Oct. 18-20. NASPAA is the accrediting body of 280 college, school and graduate programs in public administration, public policy and public affairs, which collectively award more than 10,000 public administration and public policy degrees each year.

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News September 24, 2012

Former Deputy Comptroller of Texas Billy Hamilton on the State Budget, the Role of Public Service and the Value of his LBJ School Education

From the rising cost of healthcare to financing Texas’ public education system, there’s very little Billy Hamilton didn’t touch on during his tenure as the Texas Deputy Comptroller. Hamilton ( MPAff 1975) is known in the world of public service as an insightful and compassionate manager. A long-time employee of the Texas State Comptroller’s Office, Hamilton answered over 14,000 employee questions in six years on his “Ask Billy” blog. A member of the third graduating class of the LBJ School, Hamilton has risen through the ranks of state government with a reputation as a public servant dedicated to flattening communications between employees and top-level administrators. Hamilton currently operates his own consulting firm in Austin. We asked Billy to share his thoughts on several pertinent issues surrounding the state of public affairs, Texas politics and leadership.

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