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SAFETY, HEALTH & WELLNESS
Debbie Richardson, LMSW
Culture of Caring Director
Navarro College is proud to welcome Debbie Richardson to the Bulldog Life team. Debbie is the Culture of Caring Director. She works with students to assist them with their needs and to remove barriers that prevent them from achieving their goals!
Debbie Richardson was born and raised in the small Texas panhandle town of Canyon. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from West Texas State University. After graduation, Debbie became a Juvenile Probation Officer in Tyler, TX where she was eventually promoted to Deputy Director. After 12 years at Juvenile Probation, Debbie became a stay at home mother to her three daughters. When her husband obtained employment in Corsicana, Debbie worked part time as Director of Camp of the Rising Sun and then Camp Fire, Inc. Once all the girls were in school, Debbie became a case manager for a private, Christian foster care and adoption agency. During this time, she earned her Master of Social Work degree from Texas A&M-Commerce and also obtained her LMSW. She then went to work for Lakes Regional MHMR with people who have Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Most recently, Debbie worked with and advocated for the elderly in a nursing facility.
Debbie has been married 33 years to Brad Richardson, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Navarro College. They have three daughters who have all worked at Navarro College at one time or another. They also have six grandchildren and one on the way! Most of the time spent outside of work is with family. Debbie also enjoys working in the yard, walking and reading.
Debbie states that It has been a blessing to have work that is both fulfilling and rewarding. This position as Culture of Caring Coordinator is a calling for her as previous jobs have been. She believes in empowering individuals to create their own success by providing a support network that is readily accessible. Debbie has found in her short time here that staff and faculty are committed to this as well and she looks forward to working with everyone to nurture and grow the culture of caring that is already alive and well at this campus.
Director of Bulldog Life Launching
Kevin moved to Texas from Wisconsin in 2021 after owning and operating a small business for 14 years. Kevin served on the franchise advisory board in addition to serving as a behavioral health experiential therapist and working on market research projects for non-profits centered in Orlando, Florida. He enjoys all things wellness including learning and advocating the importance of healthy lifestyles including nutrition, fitness, and mental/emotional health and well-being.
Kevin earned his Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin. After graduation, Kevin worked for the Center for Organizational Development at Rogers Memorial Hospital for 4.5 years where he supported the program’s experiential learning opportunities for businesses and non-profits. In 2005 Kevin opened franchised retail stores in Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Kevin operated his stores for 14 years while also taking the opportunity to grow his cultural experience by moving to and running his business operations from Taipei City, Taiwan for one year. During this time he also partnered with market research firms performing research on projects for an international non-profit. Coming to Navarro College has been a huge opportunity for growth both personally and professionally, states Kevin, “Higher education is an important launching pad for students on a path of continued learning and application of the skills and experiences collected during a formidable time. It’s an exciting lifelong process we are very lucky to encounter!”