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Lauth awarded President’s Medal by the University of Georgia

March 31, 2020

Thomas LauthThomas Lauth ’76 PhD (PSc) received the 2020 President’s Medal from the University of Georgia during the university’s Founders Day activities on January 15.

The President’s Medal is one of the highest honors given by the University of Georgia and is bestowed on individuals in recognition of their support for students and academic programs, as well as their contributions to advance research and enhance the quality of life for Georgia citizens through their community leadership. 

A professor emeritus of public administration and policy, Lauth retired in 2013 after more than 30 years on the University of Georgia’s faculty. He was the head of the political science department from 1988 until 2001. In that year, Lauth was appointed the founding dean of the University of Georgia’s School of Public and International Affairs, a position he held until his retirement. Over the course of his career, Lauth directed 30 doctoral dissertations and wrote more than 50 peer-reviewed articles and chapters.

Lauth has received the Aaron B. Wildavsky Award for lifetime scholarly achievement from the Association of Budgeting and Financial Management and has been appointed to the U.S. Comptroller General’s Educators’ Advisory Panel. He is also an elected fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and a former president of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration. 

You can read more about Lauth’s award in this article from the University of Georgia.  


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