Evans named new dean of LBJ School of Public Affairs


The University announced Tuesday afternoon that Angela Evans has been appointed as the new dean of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.

A former deputy director of the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service, Evans has served as a clinical professor at the LBJ School since 2009, and previously worked for the United States Congress for 40 years.

“Angela is the right person to lead the LBJ School at this time,” UT President Gregory L. Fenves said in a press release. “Her deep knowledge of the school provides a strong basis for increasing its impact by educating public affairs leaders through scholarship and research in domestic and international affairs.”

Evans will begin serving as dean on Jan. 16 and will also be a fellow of the J.J. “Jake” Pickle Regents Chair in Public Affairs as part of her new role.

“I am honored to be part of this amazing community and to serve as its dean," Evans said.  

Evans will replace Robert Wilson, who has served as interim dean since Robert Hutchings, the former dean of the LBJ School of Public Affairs, stepped down from the position earlier this year.