Leadership in 1990–91

Lynda Walters

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 NCFR President Lynda Henley Walters, who in 1978 was the first FACS graduate to receive a PhD in Child and Family and Development, can sum up her teaching philosophy in just a few sentences:

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 I teach because I want to share knowledge. I believe that knowledge is an essential building block for competence in children and adults in our culture. I do not believe that education solves all of our problems. I do not believe that the education of any single person will change much of anything. I do, however, believe that the quality of the collective and the expectations we have of each other are different and better when education prevails.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 With those words, and more than three decades as a Human Development and Family Science faculty member, Walters has demonstrated her passion for teaching on a recurring basis. During her career, she has served as the major professor for 14 master’s students and 18 doctoral students. She has served on more than 100 graduate student committees and mentored many more. She also has taught many undergraduates and was selected as the FACS Outstanding Teacher of the Year on two occasions. Walters is a Senior Teaching Fellow for the University of Georgia. She was chosen for the Creswell Award at the University of Georgia by her peers based on her outstanding and enduring contributions to family science in the areas of scholarship, teaching, outreach, and professional service. Dr. Walters is a long-term member of NCFR and has held many previous leadership roles in the organization. She continues research collaborations with Polish scholars.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Board members this year were the following:

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  • President: Lynda Walters
  • President-Elect: Brent Miller
  • Treasurer: Pamela Monroe
  • Secretary: Gladys Hildreth
  • Past President: M. Janice Hogan
  • Vice President, Programs: Alexis Walker
  • Vice President-Elect, Programs: Pat Voydanoff
  • Vice President, Membership: Gary Bowen
  • Vice President, Publications: Gary Lee
  • Vice President, Public Policy: Roger Rubin
  • Student/New Professionals Representative: Patricia Dyk
  • Student/New Professional Representative-Elect: Terri Heath
  • President, Association of Councils: Jeanne Markell

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 At the Board meeting held in Denver, CO, November 1991, the Hon. Patricia Schroeder (D-CO) was a special guest invited to speak to the Board about the Family Medical Leave and Child Care bills that were being introduced for the third time. She urged the Board to encourage members to contact constituents and as an organization to support those bills.


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