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A Legacy — and a Lift for Luskin

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A new undergraduate major in public affairs and an undergraduate scholarship will help UCLA Luskin empower students to translate research into public policy and turn theory into action that improves lives.

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.”

Public Servants

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.

To learn more, contact

Nicole Payton310-206-3059

Published December 2018

Two men, donor Richard Lieboff and his late partner and scholarship honoree, Gene Dudley '67, sit on a bench together and smile at the camera

Donor Richard Lieboff with his late partner and scholarship honoree, Gene Dudley ’67

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