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|Loss of a Friend and Workforce Champion
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|Author:||Cissy Matthews [ Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:54 pm ]|
|Post subject:||Loss of a Friend and Workforce Champion|
Dear TACTE Members,
It is with great sadness, we announce the passing of Kirk White from Houston Community College. Kirk was a champion for continuing education, WECM and workforce education throughout Texas. He was a special person that we will be missed dearly. Please keep Kirk's family in your thoughts and prayers.
Attached is the announcement from Dr. Cesar Maldonado, Chancellor of Houston Community College.
TACTE Board of Directors
From Houston Community College
January 17, 2017
Dear HCC faculty and staff:
It is with a heavy heart that I must inform you of the passing of Kirk White, a cherished member of our HCC family. Kirk, the Director of Continuing Education, passed away yesterday after a short illness.
Kirk joined HCC in May of 2011 as the first Director of the Center for Healthcare Professionals at Coleman College. He was absolutely committed to making Coleman a true provider of life-long learning for healthcare professionals.
Kirk’s contributions were not confined to the field of Continuing Education. He developed the WECM 101 Faculty online course and co-chaired the HCC Prior Learning Assessment Committee. The committee developed a state best practice award winning process.
Kirk was a registered nurse who earned his medical credentials at two major Texas universities. He held a Master’s of Science in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing from the University of Texas and a Bachelor’s in Environmental Design from Texas A&M University.
Kirk became our Director of Continuing Education in September of 2015 and brought innovation and vision to that vital position. His many contributions brought Continuing Education at HCC to a higher level.
Kirk was also a state and nationally recognized leader in Continuing Education, having served most recently as President of the National Council for Continuing Education. He was also past president of the Texas Administrators of Continuing Education. In addition, Kirk served in various leadership roles in the Texas Council of College Instructional Leaders, the Texas Distance Learning Association and the Texas Association for Community Service & Continuing Education.
I know you will join me in offering prayers and condolences to Kirk’s family.
Cesar Maldonado, Ph.D., P.E. Chancellor
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