Speaker Date Topic
Kristi M. Roye Director of Development Feb 07, 2023
Traffick911

Spiritual gifts: Administration | Prophecy | Giving
StrengthsFinder: Individualization | Strategic | Achiever | Maximizer | Belief

Growing up in the Navy, Kristi’s relationship building started at a young age. Moving every couple of years, she was tasked with learning new places, building friendships, and relying on her strong values. Throughout her life, relationships became the core of who she is – developing a passion for helping people regardless of their life circumstances. Her nonprofit career expands almost 15 years and has led her to organizations focused on marginalized populations, youth, and social justice issues - many pointing to the intersectional issues within child sex trafficking. Through her experiences, and by recognizing that there are so many pressing needs in our own backyards, Kristi finds the most joy in connecting people to the causes they care about – asking them to volunteer, lead, give, or serve to make their world a better place - and dropping love bombs on them when they do!

Captain Mike Vincent Feb 21, 2023
Addison SWAT Team
Addison SWAT Team

Mike Vincent is a Captain with the Addison Police Department, where he has served for over 18 years.  During his career, Capt. Vincent has served in Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Deployment, SWAT, and is a Firearms Instructor.  Capt. Vincent is a proud Aggie, graduating from Texas A&M University in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing; he later completed his master’s degree in Justice Administration with the University of Texas at Dallas.  Capt. Vincent currently commands the Support Division, where he oversees training, hiring, and a myriad of other administrative tasks.

Assembly Mar 07, 2023
Assembly
Stan Herrin Mar 14, 2023
Tales from Egypt
Greg Plano Orchestra Mar 28, 2023
Update and Information
Jerry Allison Apr 04, 2023
Assembly
Linda Braddy, Ph.D. Apr 11, 2023
President Dallas College Brookhaven
President Dallas College Brookhaven

Dr. Linda Braddy is President of Dallas College Brookhaven where she is responsible for leading initiatives which contribute to the vibrancy, growth, and economic stability of Dallas County. In 2020, she served as the inaugural Provost in an interim capacity for Dallas College as they transitioned from seven independently accredited colleges to a singly-accredited college.

 

Dr. Braddy previously served as Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) at Tarrant County College (TCC) Northeast Campus near Fort Worth where she oversaw the library; academic support services; academic divisions, including both credit and non-credit technical programs; dual credit, and early college high schools. Prior to her role as VPAA, she served as Deputy Executive Director of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) in Washington, D.C., a professional association for mathematics faculty, where she oversaw programs, public policy efforts, the Competitions Department, and the Meetings and Facilities Department. While at MAA, she raised $10 million, thereby increasing the externally funded programs portfolio from $8 million to $14.5 million, and co-authored multiple publications. She has raised a total of $21 million in gifts and grants over the course of her career.

 

Prior to Dr. Braddy’s transition to the non-profit world in D.C., she served as dean of the Division of Health and Natural Sciences at TCC South Campus, during which time she assisted with the transition of the Nursing program to the Trinity River Campus, and subsequently served as dean of the Division of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the South Campus. Immediately prior to her tenure as dean at TCC, she chaired the Department of Mathematics at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma, where she was a tenured, full professor. She holds a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Oklahoma.

 

Dr. Braddy has embraced change throughout her career and welcomed opportunities to lead major organizational and cultural changes at multiple organizations. She has promoted the use of evidence-based teaching practices that improve student learning outcomes, and in the past decade, she has focused on promoting social justice in society through higher education.