The LBJ School of Public Affairs will admit the first class of students for its new Executive Master in Public Leadership (EMPL) program beginning in May 2014. This is the school’s first full degree program in executive education and the only program of its kind in Texas. The EMPL program is designed to provide rising, mid-career professionals with the skills, application and learning environment to expand their career horizons and be more impactful as they move through their careers. Visit the EMPL website.
LBJ School and McCombs Business students have produced a series of videos for the Austin non-profit DiscoverHope, highlighting their work with small business owners in Peru. DiscoverHope provides an opportunity to women in poverty to create their own businesses through microcredit, entrepreneurship and training. The students traveled to Peru as part of the Curtis W. Meadows Jr. Social Enterprise Fellows Program of the School's RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service.
In a day of celebration, family and friends were invited to watch a new generation of game changers and policy makers receive their graduate degrees at the 2013 LBJ School Commencement ceremony. View this video for highlights from that day. More commencement videos and photos can be found at http://www.utexas.edu/lbj/news/2013/students-enjoy-day-commencement-activities.