Whitney remembered as dynamic DKG Leader

Remembered for her dedication to DKG and Texas State Organization, International Achievement Award recipient Sandy Whitney died December 9, 2019 in El Paso, Texas.

Outstanding presenter, presider, facilitator, chairman and speaker are descriptors of Whitney’s contributions to Texas State Organization, the Southwest Region, and the International Society. She was keynote speaker and workshop presenter at more than 23 state organizations and conventions during her service to the Society. At the international level, Whitney served as 2004-2006 international first vice president and on the Educational Foundation Board of Trustees, 2002-2004 international second vice-president, and 2000-2002 southwest regional director. She also served on the International Leadership Development Committee, the ad hoc Focus 2000 Committee and the 1998 International Convention steering committee.

Whitney was described as the epitome of a dynamic DKG leader. Serving six years on the International Administrative Board while continuing her job as principal of a middle school demonstrates her commitment to both education and the Society. She served as leader or team member with equal aplomb. She applied her vast knowledge of DKG and offered logical thinking, realistic solutions, and optimistic visions for the organization.

Since her induction into Texas Eta Kappa Chapter in 1975 and a member of Texas Mu Kappa Chapter at the time of her death, she served her chapters in numerous positions, including president of Eta Kappa. She also assumed many leadership positions in the Texas State Organization, including president from 1995 to 1997. Whitney earned an undergraduate degree at Phillips University in Enid, Oklahoma, and a master’s degree in educational administration from the University of Texas at El Paso. She became principal of Vista Hills Elementary School in 1990, and during her 13 years there, the schools was recognized for exemplary status and high academic student performance.