Fall 2011 Issue
U.S. Department of Agriculture Cultivates a Prime Work Environment for LBJ Alumni
Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan (MPAff '87) provided an inspiring commencement speech in May. One of the graduates in the audience that day, Johnie Jones (MPAff '11) became a special assistant to the deputy secretary, joining a growing cadre of LBJ School alumni at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Alumni include Chief of Staff to the Deputy Secretary Suzanne (Smith) Palmieri (MPAff '87), Deputy Under Secretary, Natural Resources and Environment Ann Mills (MPAff '88), and Karen Safer (MPAff '87), who joined the department on August 29 in the Rural Housing Agency.
Host a Policy Dinner
The GPAC Outreach and Professional Development committee is setting up policy meals for the fall and spring. Ninety students have signed up to participate, so alumni volunteers are needed!
Hosting current students is a wonderful op