Dr. Richard L. Schott, former professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, passed away on Saturday, June 13. Dr. Schott was a faculty member at the School from 1974 – 2014, during which he taught courses in ethnic relations, public management, the psychology of management, and education policy.
RGK Center students at the LBJ School of Public Affairs published a report on mental health services for Texas veterans that informed priorities for the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute. The MMHPI was instrumental in the passage of Texas SB 55.
Mike Naeve (MPAff '72) To Be Awarded the LBJ School Alumni Association Distinguished Public Service Award
The LBJ School is pleased to announce the 25th recipient of the Distinguished Public Service Award (DPSA), Mike Naeve, who is a member of the inaugural entering class in 1970.
Mr. Naeve will be presented with the Distinguished Public Service Award at a ceremony on Thursday, June 25, 2015, at the annual Washington, D.C. alumni reception at The University of Texas System's Archer Center.
Living and researching in an area known for poverty, failing infrastructure, favela (slum) communities, and a traditionally high crime rate, Katie Casstevens, recently completed her yearlong research on Community Development in Jardim Ângela, Brazil. During her time there, Casstevens worked on a project with Dr. Peter Spink entitled, “Urban Vulnerabilities and Challenges for Public Action" to examine the relationships between public and private sector entities in the area to determine their effectiveness in addressing systemic issues in the area.