Goodson, Others Honored at LSU PAISA Day Event

LSU Public Administration Institute Director Jared Llorens (far left) is pictured with honorees (left to right) Mark Richards, Noble-Bates Young, and Barbara Goodson, as well as Professor Jim Richardson and Dean Richard White Jr.
LSU Public Administration Institute Director Jared Llorens (far left) is
pictured with honorees (left to right) Mark Richards, Noble-Bates Young,
and Barbara Goodson, as well as Professor Jim Richardson and Dean
Richard White Jr.

April 18, 2017

BATON ROUGE – The LSU Public Administration Institute recently celebrated Barbara Goodson as its 2017 Master of Public Administration Alumnus of the Year during this year’s Public Administration Institute Student Association (PAISA) Day event.

Goodson is deputy commissioner within the Louisiana Division of Administration. Before that, she served as deputy commissioner for finance and administration at the Louisiana Board of Regents. She earned her bachelor’s in economics from LSU in 1979 and her MPA in 1993.

In addition, Mark Richards, an MPA student from Denham Springs, La., received the David B. Johnson Student Achievement Award. The award recognizes a student who displays outstanding academic, community and professional service in the MPA program.

Also, Noble-Bates Young, an MPA student from Ponchatoula, La., was given the Astrid Merget Award. This award honors a student’s commitment to public service and citizenship, as well as the memory of Merget and her contributions to the LSU MPA program.

Lastly, an endowment honoring Professor James Richardson, founder and past director of PAI, was formally announced. The Dr. James A. Richardson LSU Public Administration Institute Endowment will help to initiate new programs, fund current activities and provide flexibility for meeting student and faculty needs.

About the Public Administration Institute
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Angela McBride
LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business
225-578-7833