83R4220 MGR-D
  By: Harper-Brown H.R. No. 197
         WHEREAS, Kitty Boyle, a former trustee for the Dallas County
  Community College District, was honored as an Exemplary Woman of
  Irving at a high tea on November 6, 2011; and
         WHEREAS, A passionate proponent of education, Kitty Boyle
  first joined the DCCCD Board of Trustees in 1996 and served as chair
  from 2000 to 2003; during her long and highly productive tenure, she
  championed diversity, worked to control costs, and encouraged
  first-generation college students through her support of a targeted
  scholarship program; moreover, she helped to establish the Texas
  Legislative Community College Caucus and the Community College
  Association of Texas Trustees, and she contributed to the effort to
  restore employee health insurance funds for Texas community college
  systems; and
         WHEREAS, Ms. Boyle has also worked extensively with the
  Association of Community College Trustees, a nonprofit
  organization that represents the elected and appointed officials
  governing more than 1,200 community, technical, and junior
  colleges; she served as a regional chair for six years and led the
  ACCT Board of Directors from 2006 to 2007, during which time she
  assisted in creating the National Community College Caucus; in
  addition, she served as a member of the ACCT Trust Fund Board; and
         WHEREAS, The recipient of the prestigious M. Dale Ensign
  Trustee Leadership Award from the ACCT in 2009, Ms. Boyle was also
  recognized that same year as the outstanding ACCT western region
  trustee; in 2008, she was honored with a leadership and service
  award from the American Association for Women in Community
  Colleges; and
         WHEREAS, This esteemed Texan has shared her time and talents
  with a large number of civic and community organizations, including
  the Irving and Dallas County parks departments, the Irving
  Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Children's Medical Center
  Foundation, the Irving Heritage Society, the Irving Healthcare
  Foundation Guild, and the Irving Lyric Stage; she has received
  awards and honors from the Irving Independent School District, the
  Soroptimist International Society, and local branches of the YWCA
  and the American Cancer Society, and she and her husband were
  recognized by Mayor Herbert A. Gears as the 2011 Irving High
  Spirited Citizens; and
         WHEREAS, A graduate of The University of Texas at Austin,
  Ms. Boyle earned her paralegal certification from the Dallas/Fort
  Worth School of Law and works as an administrator at the firm of
  Boyle & Lowry in Irving; and
         WHEREAS, In her tireless devotion to community service,
  Ms. Boyle has enjoyed the love and support of her husband of more
  than half a century, John F. Boyle, Jr.; the couple are the proud
  parents of six children, Fitz, Ben, Matthew, Eileen, Rebecca, and
  the late Johnathan Boyle, and they have been further blessed with
  eight treasured grandchildren; and
         WHEREAS, Kitty Boyle has contributed to her fellow citizens
  through many years of purposeful endeavor, and in so doing, she has
  set an inspiring example of generosity and leadership; now,
  therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 83rd Texas
  Legislature hereby honor Kitty Boyle as an Exemplary Woman of
  Irving and extend to her sincere best wishes for the future; and, be
  it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Ms. Boyle as an expression of high regard by the Texas
  House of Representatives.