Gov. Perry Appoints Dickerson to Legislative Committee on Aging
Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Ben E. Dickerson of Denton to the Legislative Committee on Aging for a term to expire at the pleasure of the governor. The committee studies and makes recommendations on issues relating to the aging population of Texas, including health care, income, transportation, housing, education and employment.
Dickerson is a private consultant, licensed professional counselor, speaker and educator. He is also an adjunct faculty member at North Central Texas College and Weatherford College, and a director emeritus and professor emeritus at the University of Indianapolis Center for Aging and Community. He is a life member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and Texas Association of Community Colleges, and a member of the American Society on Aging, Reserve Officers Association and Texas A&M University Association of Former Students. He is also a past member of the National Council on Aging and the Gerontological Society of America, and a past executive board member of the Association of Gerontological Education. He served in the U.S. Army Reserve for more than 20 years and retired as a colonel.
Dickerson received a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in sociology from Texas A&M University, and a doctorate of sociology from Louisiana State University.
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