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We have a school of Public Affairs offering training for careers in public service, which will try to produce thinkers and doers: people who dream of progress and will try to turn those dreams into achievements.

- President Lyndon B. Johnson
Remarks at the Dedication of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, May 22, 1971


"Since 1970, the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs has built a proud tradition of public service and cutting edge research on the most important public policy challenges of our time."

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Executive Officers

  • Robert Wilson, Dean Ad Interim
  • Chandler Stolp, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
  • Peter Ward, Associate Dean for Research
  • Susan Binford, Assistant Dean for Communications
  • Barry Bales, Assistant Dean for Professional Development
  • Deanna Schexnayder, Assistant Dean for Finance
  • Pat Wong, Graduate Adviser (MPAff)
  • Catherine Weaver, Graduate Adviser (MGPS)
  • Victoria Rodriguez, Graduate Adviser (Ph.D.)


In February 1965, the University of Texas Board of Regents proposed to President Lyndon Johnson and Mrs. Johnson that the university build two different but complementary facilities. One would be a library for Johnson's presidential papers, the other a school of public affairs. more >


LBJ – UT – Austin

With about 350 master’s students and 30 doctoral students, the learning community at the LBJ School is a tight-knit group. The students here come from diverse walks of life and political stripes and all corners of the world, but what they share is dedication to a life of public service. more >


At the start of 2010, our students, faculty and staff moved into the newly renovated LBJ School building located in Sid Richardson Hall on the UT campus. more >