Kay Hyland, Chair
Chair, Long Range/Strategic Planning
Following graduation from SMU and graduate studies at The University of Madrid and The University of Texas, she returned to teach Spanish in her hometown, El Dorado, Arkansas. In 1979, she moved to Dallas, and she and Jack, a specialist in cardiovascular disease, married a year later. They blended a busy family of four daughters and their families. As a DCMSA member since 1981, Kay has served as president and numerous other positions in the Alliance. Through the years, she has treasured serving on the Altar Guild and outreach ministries at St. Michael and All Angels, while also serving on various educational, cultural and civic Boards. Special times are spent in reading, traveling, gardening, tutoring Spanish, teaching reading readiness to Hispanic preschoolers….and babysitting grandchildren. She says “Growing up in a medical family taught me to value life, love, laughter, learning, labor, longevity, loyalty and leisure.“
Kay has been serving as chair of Long Range Planning for several years and has pulled together a committee to give steady, serious thought to the future of the Alliance. She looks forward to exploring new ways to serve our profession and our community as we embrace the realities of our second century. As chair of Strategic/Long Range Planning, she hopes to explore meaningful ways to engage our DCMSA&F membership and fulfill our purposes in an ever-changing and challenging world.