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Deborah Kay Palmer, American university administrator, educator, consultant. Certified elementary educator, Texas, secondary certified in speech and English, Texas. Recipient service award St. Luke's United Methodist Women, 1987, Friend of Counseling award New Mexico School Counselors Association, 1988, special projects 1st place award International In-Plant Printing Management Association, 1990.


Palmer, Deborah Kay was born on August 16, 1953 in Waco, Texas, United States. Daughter of Alva Odell and Eugenia (Allen) Ayres.


Bachelor, Southwest Texas State University, 1975. Master of Arts, University North Texas, 1978.


Instructor, U. North Texas, Denton, 1975-1976;editor, U. North Texas, Denton, 1976-1979;editor, Texas Technology Division Continuing Education, Lubbock, 1979-1984;program coordinator, Texas Technology Division Continuing Education, Lubbock, 1984-1989;assistant director, Texas Technology Division Continuing Education, Lubbock, 1989-1992;director adult and continuing education, Angelo State University, San Angelo, Texas, since 1992. Consultant Metropolitan Transit Authority, Houston, since 1987, International Writing Institute, Cleveland, 1987-1993.


  • Certified elementary educator, Texas, secondary certified in speech and English, Texas.


  • Other Work

    • Co-Author: Texas Tech Style Manual, 1989. Editor: Texas Family Law, 1991. Editorial board member American Association Paralegal Educators, New York City since 1990.


Member advisory board Junior League San Angelo, 1992-1994, advisory council Lubbock Cultural Affairs Council, 1985-1989. Homecoming chairman University North Texas, Denton, 1988. Member elementary curriculum committee Ramirez School, Lubbock, 1991-1992.

Membership chairman Methodist Women, St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 1985-1986. Board directors Texas Association Community Service and Continuing Education, since 1993. Member San Angelo Symphony Guild, since 1993, San Angelo Junior League, since 1994.

Member American Business Women's Association, National University Continuing Education Association (regional chairman 1990-1991, Distinguished Mentor award 1990, Exemplary Activities award 1990), Women in Communications (executive board Southwest region 1988-1989, president Lubbock 1989-1990, President's award for excellence 1988, Leading Change award 1989), Private Industry Council, Lubbock Chamber of Commerce (education committee 1988-1991), San Angelo Chamber of Commerce (education committee since 1993), Kappa Delta Pi, Alpha Chi.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, tennis.


Married Eric Carlton, December 31, 1976. Children: Erica Renée, Tasha Nicole.

Alva Odell Ayres

Eugenia (Allen) Ayres

Eric Carlton

Erica Renée Palmer

Tasha Nicole Palmer