Lauth awarded President’s Medal by the University of Georgia
Thomas 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
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.