Police Dispatch Supervisor Lisa Alexander Mourned

Jan. 1, 2011

The UT Dallas Police Department and colleagues across campus are mourning the loss of Police Communications Supervisor Lisa Alexander, who died Thursday of natural causes. She was 48.

Alexander was instrumental in setting up the Police Department’s new dispatch center in 2008, the year after she joined the University.

“Lisa was more than a co-worker to us,” said Lt. Tim Dorsey, her supervisor. “She was very dedicated to this profession.”

Her professionalism earned her a 2009 CARE Award, presented to UT Dallas staff members whose achievements significantly advance the goals of the University.

Alexander’s 24-year career in police communications included previous positions as a 911 dispatcher for the Wylie and Rowlett police departments. She had attended Richland College and was a graduate of Plano Senior High School.

Survivors include her husband, Douglas Alexander; a daughter, Ashlen; her mother, Marie; and four siblings, Bruce, Pam, Vicki and Brian.

Services are planned for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, at Williams Funeral Home at 1600 S. Garland Ave. in Garland, Texas. Burial will follow in Wylie Cemetery.

A Jan. 4 police training exercise that had been planned for campus and was to involve the Richardson Police Department has been postponed to allow time for colleagues to attend the service.


Media Contact: Jenni Huffenberger, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2244, jennib@utdallas.edu
or the Office of Media Relations, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2155, newscenter@utdallas.edu
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Lisa Alexander

Lisa Alexander was presented with a 2009 CARE Award for her service to the University.

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