Message from Dean Robert Hutchings
It is an exciting time to be engaged in public policy — a time when the challenges of society demand the very skills and training deeply embedded in the community of the LBJ School. Today, I am pleased to introduce the first edition of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs electronic newsletter, expressly designed to convey the impact of the activities and research of our School community. I hope as you read this newsletter over the year you will be as humbled as I am by the strong commitment to public service embraced throughout the school.
Robert Hutchings, Dean
Carolyn Heinrich, director of the Center for Health and Social Policy, is among several scholars at the school contributing to the national discussion of education policy reform.
In this Time Magazine opinion piece in advance of oral arguments in the Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin Supreme Court case, Admiral Bobby R. Inman, U.S. Navy (Ret.) and Lyndon B. Johnson Centennial Chair in National Policy, argues that race-based consideration in university admissions is vital to ensuring diversity in leadership in the U.S. armed forces.
A team of graduate students traveled to Haiti as part of the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service Curtis W. Meadows, Jr. Social Enterprise Fellows program. The students conducted an assessment of the local water supply to help the community gain better access to clean water.
Billy Hamilton (MPAff '75) discusses his tenure as the Texas Deputy Comptroller, the state budget, the role of public service, and the value of his LBJ School education.