Fall 2018 brings complementary good news to UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs — a new undergraduate major in public affairs and a new endowment to support undergraduate scholarships at the school.
A Tribute That Turns Theory into Action
In memory of his best friend and life partner, and with funds added by the chancellor’s match, Richard Lieboff endowed the Gene Dudley Centennial Scholars Undergraduate Scholarship. With expansive resources in public policy, social welfare, and urban planning and a clear public service ethos, UCLA Luskin teaches students to translate research into public policy and turn theory into action that improves lives.
The undergraduate major in public affairs, in which every class will be focused on societal problems, is unique in the University of California system and will make Luskin’s training and expertise available to a much wider circle of UCLA students. And Lieboff’s gift will expand that access even further.
Says UCLA Luskin Dean Gary Segura: “Richard’s generosity will allow UCLA Luskin to provide students in financial need with the resources to access education that would have otherwise been out of reach.”
Dudley ’67 studied political science at UCLA and went on to dedicate his life to public service during a 25-year career with the City of Los Angeles. He worked with the aging, community development, and housing departments, whose work — which UCLA Luskin helps advance — continues to be critical.
“Gene Dudley spent his life making the world a better place,” says Lieboff. His gift will help current and future Luskin students follow in those footsteps.
Published December 2018