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government agency administrator

Shirley O. Harris, American government agency administrator. Licensed social worker, Colorado.

Background

Harris, Shirley O. was born on May 7, 1937 in Vicker, Virginia, United States. Daughter of Alexander L. Dillard and Lettie Law.

Education

Bachelor in History, Virginia State College, 1957. Student, University Philippines, Manila, 1959. Master of Social Work, University Denver, 1970.

Certified in management governmental systems, John F. Kennedy School Government, 1986.

Career

Instructor, United States Air Force, Rapid City, South Dakot, 1959-1960;instructor, Department United States Army, Denver, 1963-1966;claims representative, Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Des Moines, 1960-1961;case worker, Adams County Department Social Superior vena cava syndrome, Brighton, Colorado, 1963-1966;casework supervisor, Adams County Department Social Superior vena cava syndrome, Brighton, Colorado, 1967-1970;social work administrator, Adams County Department Social Superior vena cava syndrome, Commerce City, Colorado, 1970-1979;chief staff development, Colorado Department Social Superior vena cava syndrome, Denver, 1979-1982;merit systems supervisor, Colorado Department Labor & Employment, Denver, 1982-1983;director human resources, Colorado Department Labor & Employment, Denver, 1983-1986;associate director administrative services, Colorado Department Labor & Employment, Denver, 1986-1990;deputy director, Colorado Department Pers., Denver, 1990-1991;executive director, Colorado Department Pers., Denver, since 1991.

Achievements

  • Licensed social worker, Colorado.

Religion

By faith alone Christians receive salvation and not through any works of their own.

Politics

The belief in religious freedom and its corollary, the separation of the institutions of church and state, come from the commitment to the authority of the Bible.

Views

The strong feature of Baptism is that prayers are not only led by a minister, but often by a local preacher - a lay person who has been trained and authorized to lead worship and preach.

Membership

Active Juvenile Parole Board, 1989-1990, Colorado Adult Literacy Commission, 1989, Colorado Optometric Board, Colorado Department Education-Project Success, since 1988, Colorado COmbined Campaign, since 1987, Gov's. Task Force Self Sufficiency, 1987-1989, Supreme Court Taskforce on Permanent Families for Children, 1985-1987. Board directors Colorado Christian Home, 1989, Familes First, since 1986, National.Black Child Development Institute, 1981-1983, Washington House, 1979-1982, Women's Alternatives Superior vena cava syndrome, 1979-1982, Colorado Child Protection Council, since 1975, Curtis Park Community Center, since 1988.

Member American Public Welfare Association (certified).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: bridge, traveling, reading.

Connections

Married Joseph Harris, December 24, 1956. Children: Dianne Y. and Denise Y.

father:
Alexander L. Dillard

mother:
Lettie Law

spouse:
Joseph Harris

child:
Dianne Y. and Denise Y. Harris