Hildreth (DPA ‘79) named Dean of GSU’s Andrew Young School
W. Bartley Hildreth, a 1979 graduate of the Department of Public Administration and Policy’s doctoral program, has been named dean of Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, effective July 1.
Hildreth is currently the Regents Distinguished Professor of Public Finance at the Hugo Wall School of Urban and Public Affairs at Wichita State University and a member of the finance faculty of the W. Frank Barton School of Business. An expert on municipal securities, public budgeting, and state and local finance, Hildreth has also served as director of the Kansas Public Finance Center since 1994. He served as interim dean for Wichita’s W. Frank Barton School of Business from 2007-2008. In 2008, Hildreth received the Aaron B. Wildavsky Award for lifetime scholarly achievement in the field of public budgeting and finance. As a Fulbright Scholar in 2005, he served as visiting research chair in public policy at McGill University in Montreal.
“It is an honor to be selected to lead the Andrew Young School, a top-ranked policy school known for its academic knowledge-building and policy advice in Atlanta and in capitals around the globe,” Hildreth said.
“Ambassador Andrew Young said the world calls all of us to leadership. My job is to keep that vision alive during the Andrew Young School’s next stage of growth as a creative leader in the world of policy studies.”