H.R. No. 916
         WHEREAS, An esteemed educator and administrator, Dr. Kay
  Eggleston was appointed president of Richland College in May 2012;
         WHEREAS, After serving as interim president for more than two
  years, Dr. Eggleston was named president by the Dallas County
  Community College District board of trustees; among her
  accomplishments as interim president were reorganizing operations,
  reducing the operating budget, and securing grant support for
  several national education practice initiatives; and
         WHEREAS, Dr. Eggleston joined the administration of Richland
  College in 1998 as vice president for community and economic
  development; she went on to serve as vice president for
  institutional effectiveness and economic development before being
  named executive vice president and chief operating officer in
  September 2008; during this time, Richland became the first
  community college in the country to receive the Malcolm Baldrige
  National Quality Award and the first accredited higher education
  institution in Texas to receive the Texas Award for Performance
  Excellence; and
         WHEREAS, Committed to her profession, Dr. Eggleston has
  served on a number of statewide higher education committees and
  task forces and is currently a member of the American Association of
  Community Colleges' National Commission on Communications and
  Marketing; she is the recipient of numerous honors, including the
  Carl M. Nelson Administrative Leadership Award from the Texas
  Association of Community Colleges, and she has been selected as
  Administrator of the Year by both the Dallas County Community
  College District and Richland College; and
         WHEREAS, She has also given generously of her time and
  talents to the community as a member of the Richardson Chamber of
  Commerce advisory board and board of directors and the Garland
  Chamber of Commerce board of directors; a graduate of Leadership
  Richardson, she further contributes to her fellow citizens through
  her involvement in the Richardson Rotary Club and Altrusa
  International, Inc. of Downtown Dallas; and
         WHEREAS, Dr. Eggleston holds bachelor's and master's degrees
  in nursing as well as a doctoral degree in management and
  administrative sciences from The University of Texas at Dallas; and
         WHEREAS, Richland College continues to gain immeasurably
  from the astute guidance and steady hand of Dr. Kay Eggleston, and
  it is indeed a pleasure to acknowledge her ongoing role in advancing
  the success of that institution; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 83rd Texas
  Legislature hereby congratulate Dr. Kay Eggleston on her
  appointment as president of Richland College and commend her for
  her leadership; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Dr. Eggleston as an expression of high regard by the
  Texas House of Representatives.
  Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.R. No. 916 was adopted by the House on March
  27, 2013, by a non-record vote.
  Chief Clerk of the House