Recent Graduate Joins Hogg Foundation for Mental Health as Mental Health Fellow
June 29, 2011
AUSTIN, Texas – Meagan Longley, a recent graduate of The University of Texas at Austin’s School of Social Work master’s program and an Austin native, has joined the staff of the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health as a mental health fellow.
Longley will assist program officers with activities related to the foundation’s integrated health care and cultural and linguistic competency initiatives. Her appointment is for one year.
Previously, Longley served as a social work intern at the UT Counseling and Mental Health Center, where she provided individual and group counseling to the university’s diverse student population. Before returning to graduate school, she spent four years as a program officer at the Austin Community Foundation and one year as a bill analyst for the Senate Research Center during the 79th legislative session.
In addition to her master’s degree in social work, Longley earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and women’s studies at Furman University in Greenville, S.C.
The Hogg Foundation was created in 1940 by the children of former Texas Governor James S. Hogg, and is part of the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at The University of Texas at Austin. The foundation advances recovery and wellness in Texas by funding mental health services, policy analysis, research, and public education.