Public Policy student Ryan Rosso has been selected as a Semi-Finalist for the Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) program.The Presidential Management Fellowship is a leadership and career development program administered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Fellows are given a two-year appointment at a Federal agency, in addition to participating in career development and networking activities organized by the program. Throughout their appointment, fellows work through a series of developmental assignments and receive feedback for their work.
Patrick Horton MA Urban Planning ’01 was recently honored for dual civilian and U.S. Coast Guard service at the Chamber of Commerce in his hometown of Temple City. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti congratulated Horton for his service to the public both within the Coast Guard and as a Los Angeles City employee. As a member of the Coast Guard, Lt. Horton serves in maritime law enforcement, search and rescue, and marine wildlife protection as an Executive Officer based in Long Beach. Horton has served three terms as a Temple City Planning Commissioner.
By Adeney ZoUCLA Luskin Student WriterEach year a
distinguished group of leaders from the public, private, and non-profit sectors
is invited to become part of the Luskin School of Public Affairs
community. The Senior Fellows represent
a bridge connecting Luskin’s problem-solving academic departments of Public
Policy, Social Welfare, and Urban Planning to the real world challenges being
faced by community, policy and political leaders at local, regional, and
By Breanna RamosUCLA Luskin Student WriterLeadership, integrity, drive, and citizenship are qualities
that leaders should have -- Sydney Ganon
(MPP ’17) has them all.
Ganon is the second recipient of the Ronald Reagan Public
Policy Fellowship, an annual award. Through the support of The Reagan
Presidential Foundation and The Draine Family Charitable Foundation, UCLA
Luskin students apply to receive up to
$30,000 for the two-year Fellowship. Upon hearing the news, Ganon declined
offers to other schools.
Income and wealth inequality is the focus of the newly
released issue of Blueprint, a UCLA
partnership with the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.
The second edition is once again led by editor-in-chief, Jim
Newton, a 25-year veteran reporter and editor for the Los Angeles Times.
“American inequality decreased in the 1950s, only to explode
in the 1970s and ’80s and to expand yet again during the recent recession,”
writes Newton in the introduction.
Lois M. Takahashi, a professor of Urban Planning and Asian American
studies and a noted scholar on service delivery to vulnerable populations, will
serve as interim dean of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, Executive
Vice Chancellor and Provost Scott Waugh announced today.
Takahashi assumes the leadership role from Franklin D.
Gilliam, Jr., who was named chancellor of the University of North Carolina at
Greensboro in May.