The Spalding University School of Social Work is to award Secretary Audrey Tayse Haynes with the first annual Trueheart -Titzl Outstanding Alumni Award at the Honors Day celebration at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 1 at Greater Bethel Temple, 834 South Third Street.
Parking available in lot adjacent to Greater Bethel Temple as well as across the street in the Spalding University lot (845 S. Third St.).
Dr. Trueheart -Titzl, founder of the School of Social Work at Spalding, passed away early this spring. In an effort to honor her legacy at the university and in the community, the School of Social Work has established the Trueheart -Titzl Outstanding Alumni Award to be presented each year as a part of the University’s Honors Day ceremony prior to commencement.
Secretary Audrey Tayse Haynes has been chosen as the inaugural recipient of this award as an outstanding, accomplished alumna for her career accomplishments in the government and nonprofit sectors. Prior to her appointment as Secretary of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services by Governor Steve Beshear in April, Haynes has served on the Board of the National Institute of Literacy; as the National Executive Director of Business and Professional Women/USA and the Business and Professional Women’s Foundation; as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office for Women’s Initiatives and Outreach at the White House; and as Special Assistant to Vice President Al Gore and Chief of Staff to Tipper Gore.
Haynes also has held prior appointments in the administrations of three previous Kentucky governors, including Executive Director of the Kentucky Literacy Commission; a Member of the Kentucky Board for Elementary and Secondary Education following Kentucky’s landmark education reform legislation; and as Deputy Secretary of the Cabinet for Health Services. She has received numerous state and national awards for her advocacy for mental health care, adult education and other issues impacting youth and families.