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  By: Perry S.C.R. No. 19
         WHEREAS, Dr. Bill Dean, who led the Texas Tech Alumni
  Association as its president and CEO for 40 years, stepped down from
  that position on December 31, 2018; and
         WHEREAS, A graduate of Lubbock High School, Bill Dean earned
  his bachelor's degree in marketing in 1961 from Texas Tech
  University, where he was student body president and a valued member
  of the university's baseball team; after college, he enlisted and
  served for six years in the United States Army and was honorably
  discharged in 1967 with the rank of first lieutenant; during his
  time in the military, he completed a master's degree in secondary
  education, and in 1971 he received a doctorate in education
  administration; and
         WHEREAS, Dr. Dean began his career in education at Lubbock
  High School and later worked at Coronado High before joining the
  faculty of the Texas Tech Department of Journalism; in the years
  since, he has taught mass communications, journalism, and public
  relations courses, and he has been named Best Teacher at Tech in 14
  student polls, most recently in 2016-2017; he is also a two-time
  recipient of the prestigious President's Excellence in Teaching
  Award and received a Faculty Distinguished Leadership Award from
  the Moms and Dads Association; he plans to continue teaching as an
  associate professor in the College of Media & Communication, as he
  has for more than 50 years; and
         WHEREAS, A champion for Texas Tech and its academic mission,
  Dr. Dean was named president and CEO of the alumni association in
  1978; over the course of four decades, he has overseen several
  expansions of the building that houses the association, and he and
  his wife have been recognized with the dedication of the Peggy and
  Bill Dean Grand Reception Hall in their honor; and
         WHEREAS, Along the way, Dr. Dean has benefited Phi Delta
  Theta fraternity, which he pledged as a student, in many
  capacities; he has been active in the organization since his
  graduation, serving as editor of its national publication, The
  Scroll, and also advising the Texas Tech University Texas Epsilon
  Chapter for 38 years; moreover, he has shared his expertise as an
  advisor to the Saddle Tramps spirit organization for more than two
  decades; and
         WHEREAS, Driven by his intense loyalty to his alma mater and
  his steadfast belief in the importance of higher education,
  Dr. Bill Dean has contributed immeasurably to the Texas Tech Alumni
  Association and the larger university community, and the impact of
  his work will continue to be felt for years to come; now, therefore,
  be it
         RESOLVED, That the 86th Legislature of the State of Texas
  hereby congratulate Dr. Bill Dean for his service as president and
  CEO of the Texas Tech Alumni Association and extend to him sincere
  best wishes for the future; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Dr. Dean as an expression of high regard by the Texas
  House of Representatives and Senate.