The LBJ School of Public Affairs has raised nearly $2 million during the past two years that will be used to fill three key faculty positions. The endowments are named after the late LBJ School Professor Barbara Jordan, who died two years ago, former Dean Max Sherman, and Professor Emeritus Lynn Anderson.
According to LBJ School Development Office Director Carlton Schwab, the money will be applied to the $1 billion seven-year capital campaign that the university has undertaken.
Fundraising efforts for the endowments--which were created to honor the contributions of Jordan, Sherman, and Anderson--will continue through 1998.
Established in August 1997 by the UT System Board of Regents, the Barbara Jordan Chair in Ethics and Political Values will ensure that future public servants who attend the LBJ School will continue to benefit from the leadership of top-ranking officials and will continue to receive training in ethics and value-based decisionmaking.
"This endowed chair will enable us to attract another individual with a record of ethical public leadership experience to uphold the tradition of teaching excellence Barbara developed during her tenure at the LBJ School," said LBJ School Dean Edwin Dorn.
The Max Sherman Chair in State and Local Government was created in May 1997, three months before Sherman retired from the deanship of the LBJ School.
Sherman, who served as dean for 14 years and continues to serve on the LBJ School faculty, is a former Texas state senator and university president. The endowment bearing his name will support a professor with a similar background who can offer an insider's perspective on contemporary issues.
The Lynn F. Anderson Professorship in Public Financial Management honors Anderson for more than 50 years of work at the LBJ School and UT Austin as a teacher, researcher, and administrator.
The endowed professorship will support a faculty member with expertise in state and local government finance, which is an essential component of the LBJ School's curriculum.
Anderson is the former director of the Institute of Public Affairs, which in 1970 was merged into the newly created LBJ School of Public Affairs. A pioneer in the field of continuing education, Anderson became the first director of the LBJ School's Office of Conferences and Training. In that capacity, he implemented many important continuing education and professional development programs for Texas public officials, many of which continue today.
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