Meet Sandra Duhon, Th.D.
Like the Proverbs 31 woman, Sandra Duhon is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom. Faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over assigned affairs with dutifulness and does not eat the bread of idleness. She retired from AT&T in April 2009 to nurture her family and satisfy other personal pursuits and the work of the ministry of Jesus Christ. She was employed by Lamar University as an Assistant Sports Information Director prior to her 30-year professional career with AT&T and SBC. As an undergraduate, Sandra blended her love for journalism with her athleticism. She still ranks as the eighth all-time scorer in the Women’s Basketball program where she was the first black player to grace the courts of Lamar University’s Womens basketball. She was inducted into the Lambda Tau and Delta sororities while at Lamar University in Beaumont (Mass Communications, BS, ‘78). She is the immediate past president of the Beaumont Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority where she was elected as president two consecutive terms (2018-22). She left the office in excellent standing. Most notable during her administration are the facts that even during the COVID pandemic and socially distanced era, her chapter doubled its membership census, and the highest fundraising proceeds were recorded in the chapter’s history. She matriculated through Christian and biblical studies, served on teaching staffs and faculties at the C.H. Mason Bible College (12 years) and Midwest College of Theology (2 years); pursued a second bachelors and masters and then completed her Doctorate in Theology in 2017. She is an active Christian teacher and minister at the Maxson Memorial Church in Beaumont where she also serves as Church Administrator, appointed by her pastor Bishop Gary Cantue. She is a licensed evangelist missionary in the Church of God in Christ organization. She relies on the supernatural work of the Holy Ghost and understands the power of prayer. She is civically entrenched, presently serving on multiple boards including the Lamar University Alumni Board. She is an American Red Cross volunteer, past board member and officer of Emergency Services District #4 and a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer. She participated in Leadership Southeast Texas (LSET) and Leadership Plus programs. She and her husband Kenneth enjoy their blended family of two sons and two daughters who are happily married. Their seven grandsons (no granddaughters☹) keep them on the move. A deep Lamar University legacy exists in her family. Her husband Kenneth (’69) and each member of her blended family of four attended or received degrees or advanced degrees from Lamar University, along with two of their spouses and a grandson.