Larry Kitchens

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Larry KitchensLarry Kitchens
Councilmember (Place 2)
l.kitchens@att.net 

Larry Kitchens was elected to the Hurst City Council in 2001.

Larry Kitchens began his professional career as a high school history teacher and coach at Eastern Hills High School in Fort Worth. A graduate of Texas Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Science degree in History and Physical Education, he also has a Master of Educational Administration degree from Texas Christian University. Leaving public schools, he assumed duties as Director of the Instructional Media Center and Instructor in the School of Education at Texas Wesleyan University. Later, he was appointed Dean of Educational Resources at Richland College of the Dallas County Community College District. During his last year at Richland, he also served as Acting Vice-President for Student Development. Larry retired from Texas Christian University in 2015 as Director of the Center for Instructional Services after twenty-eight years of service.

Active in both state and national professional associations, Larry has served in many leadership positions. He has served as President, Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Association for Educational Technology. He has served as President of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology and has served on their Board of Directors as well as on their non-profit foundation, The ect Foundation. Representing AECT, he participated as a delegate to the Bertelsmann Stiftung Symposium on Media Education in Germany, and led a delegation of educators from the U.S. to examine applications of instructional technology in Russia, Lithuania, and The Czech Republic. He was appointed by Governor Ann Richards to the State of Texas Elementary and Secondary Education Advisory Committee.

Honors include the AECT Region VII William R. Fulton Leadership Award and inclusion in Who’s Who In Education, Who’s Who In Texas, and Who’s Who In the South and Southwest. During his tenure at Richland College, the Learning Resource Center at Richland College was recognized as an “Exemplary Learning Resources Center” by AECT. In 2008, both he and his wife, Carolyn, were named Alumni of the Year for Texas Wesleyan University.

Community and professional activities have included: Member and Past Chair, National League of Cities, Information Technology and Communications Policy Committee; Member, National League of Cities, Small Cities Council Steering Committee; Member, National League of Cities, Council on Youth, Education and Families; Past Chair of the Texas Christian University Staff Assembly; Past President, Texas Wesleyan University Alumni Board; Past Member and Vice-Chairman of the Parks and Recreation Board for the City of Hurst; Co-Chair, Texas Wesleyan University Alumni Reunion Steering Committee; Member, Texas Wesleyan University Presidential Search Committee; United Way Executive Loan Program; and, Chair, Hurst-Euless-Bedford I.S.D. Citizen’s Advisory Task Force. Larry is a member of First United Methodist Church of Hurst and serves as an usher.

Larry is married to Carolyn, also a graduate of TWU, who is retired from the public schools as a teacher, consultant, vice principal and principal. She is also a former adjunct instructor at Texas Christian University in the College of Education. They have lived in Hurst since 1969.

 Contact Information

 Address:

917 Henson Drive, 76053

Home Phone:

817.308.6667

Business Phone:

 

Email Address:

l.kitchens@att.net