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May 1, 2003
(DALLAS) — Clyde Porter, assistant vice chancellor of facilities planning and management for the Dallas County Community College District, recently was honored by both houses of the Texas Legislature in April for his work as a public architect. Porter received a proclamation in his honor on the floor of the Senate and the House of Representatives. During his career, Porter has overseen more than $5 billion in design and construction projects for the district, DART, AAFES and the U.S Army Corps of Engineers.
A graduate of Prairie View A&M University, Porter is a registered professional architect and a registered professional interior designer in the state of Texas. He holds a National Council of Architectural Registration Board certificate, and he also has taught as an assistant professor of military science at Oklahoma State University.
Porter, who previously served as chief architect for the Dallas Area Rapid Transit transportation project, is actively involved in the community. He lectures regularly at area high schools and middle schools, sharing his knowledge on architecture and engineering as a career choice with students. He also fosters a DCCCD college student intern program to assist minority and needy students so that they can continue their educational goals and become architects, interior designers and engineers.
Porter also has earned a number of awards, including the Citation of Honor from the Dallas chapter of the American Institute of Architects; Outstanding Man of Minority Business Development, presented by DFW Minority Business News; an AAFES Excellence Award for improving the quality and cost-effectiveness of construction projects; and several military honors, such as the U.S. Army bronze star, air medal and commendation medal for heroism.