Matthew Randazzo

Alumni Spotlight: Matthew Randazzo (Master of Public Affairs ’03)

June 2, 2023
LBJ alum Matthew Randazzo (MPAff '03) was recently named Greater Cincinnati Foundation's next president and CEO. As the leader of the 35th largest U.S. community foundation, Randazzo will lead the way to implement initiatives that address community needs with a focus on affordable housing, economic mobility, and education.
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Florida State University has named three-time alumnus David W. Springer as dean of the College of Social Work following a national search

June 1, 2023
Florida State University has named three-time alumnus David W. Springer as dean of the College of Social Work following a national search. Springer will begin his new role Aug. 1.
Deborah Cartwright

Alumni Spotlight: Deborah Cartwright (Master of Public Affairs ’76)

May 25, 2023
Deborah Cartwright said her time at the LBJ School was "better than undergraduate and law schools." Among her many memories in the program was having a picnic with Lady Bird Johnson at the ranch on the Pedernales River where they discussed President Johnson's vision for the school and what Lady Bird wanted the students to learn from the experience.

Willie Nelson Honored with LBJ Award and new UT Austin Endowment

May 16, 2023
The LBJ Foundation honored Willie Nelson with the foundation's highest honor, the LBJ Liberty & Justice for All Award, at an outdoor gala on Friday, May 12, at the LBJ Presidential Library. Musicians Eric Church, Sam Hunt, Elle King and Lyle Lovett played musical tributes to Nelson and Mark K. Updegrove interviewed the Texas legend. Net proceeds from the gala will benefit the newly established Willie Nelson Endowment for Uplifting Rural Communities at the LBJ School. 

Alumni Spotlight: Phil Gurley (Master of Global Policy ’22)

May 11, 2023
Philip Gurley graduated from the LBJ School with a master's in global policy in 2022. He currently works at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Chicago and caught up with his alma mater to reflect on his time at the school.

A Showcase of Future Changemakers: LBJ School Class of 2023 Graduation Recap

May 11, 2023
In a display of passion, intellect and dedication to public service, the LBJ School of Public Affairs Class of 2023 took center stage on May 6, prepared to make an indelible mark as future changemakers.

Letter from the Dean: Celebrating Excellence at the LBJ School

May 9, 2023
This year our achievements have set us apart as a leading institution in public policy education. 
I want to express my deepest gratitude to our incredible faculty, staff, students, alumni, and supporters. It is because of you that we continue to thrive as an example of excellence in shaping the future of public policy leadership.
Geoff Carlisle

Alumni Spotlight: Geoff Carlisle (Master of Public Affairs ‘23)

May 6, 2023
Geoff Carlisle was an eighth-grade science and sex education teacher for 12 years, both in Mississippi and Texas. He found himself consistently frustrated by policies that were out of touch with the realities of classroom teaching and clearly not informed by individuals with teaching experience.
LBJ School Class of 2023

Congrats to the LBJ School Class of 2023

May 1, 2023
The LBJ School Class of '23 will graduate with the skills the world needs most: the leadership to get big things done together, the training to craft effective public policy, and the know-how to make a better world possible.
Joellen Austin

Alumni Spotlight: Joellen M. Austin (Master of Public Affairs ' 89)

April 28, 2023
Joellen M. Austin is an experienced executive with 16 years in the senior executive service and 33 years at the National Institutes of Health. In her time after the LBJ School, she's demonstrated a record of success working in the federal government and research sector with direct provision of administrative operations, IT, budget, ethics, contracting, grants, human resources, labor and employee relations.