Alumni Spotlights and Events
Alumni Spotlights and Events
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.Read more
Matthew Canedy has joined the Association of Washington Business as its government affairs director for health care and education issues.Read more
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 (Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
This issue of how to best prepare students is at the forefront of national and state debates. Global competitors continue to surpass the United States in areas of education and labor force measures. Growing high school drop out rates, among other striking statistics, bring the debate about how to objectively measure student achievement to the forefront. LBJ School faculty continue to inform the debate with rigorous and innovative education policy research.Read more
Recent LBJ School graduate Eric Borden is the recipient of a German Chancellor Fellowship and will be spending the next year in Germany working on a research project of his own design focusing on renewable energy.
In her article titled “A Window of Vulnerability: Health Insurance Coverage Among Women 55 to 64 Years of Age”, Angel focuses on one particularly vulnerable group of women, those who find themselves without adequate health insurance coverage when their older husbands retire.Read more
Cassius O. Johnson (MPAff '02), an education policy analyst, will joinRead more
On May 7, LBJ School Professor Peter M. Ward delivered a keynote address at an international United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UNHABITAT) conference in Kuwait.