Message from the CEO
Welcome to the new online-home of Resource Center, made possible by support and strategic input from board of directors, staff, community and donors. This critical part of the Center’s rebranding initiative features a reorganization of information to provide you with information about our programs, services and opportunities to get involved and the Center's new name and logo. We endeavour to provide you with updated information, and we hope that you visit the site often.
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Cece Cox, J.D.
Chief Executive Officer, Resource Center
Cece Cox is recognized for her effective leadership and advocacy in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights movement. In 1999, Cox was recognized with the prestigious Kuchling Humanitarian Award from Black Tie Dinner. In 2010 and 2012, Dallas Voice named her Best Local LGBT Role Model, and she was awarded the Profiles in Leadership Award from Southern Methodist University’s Women’s Symposium. The LGBT Law Section of the State Bar of Texas recognized her with the Judge Norman W. Black Award in 2013. Cox serves as executive director and CEO of Resource Center, which operates the largest LGBT community center in Texas, and provides health services and programs to individuals with HIV. The Center serves more than 50,000 people annually with a staff of more than 50 employees and 1,100 volunteers.
Cox has been an advocate on behalf of the LGBT and HIV communities for nearly 30 years. She was instrumental in the passage of a nondiscrimination policy inclusive of sexual orientation for the City of Dallas, the first anti-harassment policy adopted by Dallas Independent School District and its subsequent anti-bullying policy.
In 2007, Cox joined the Center as associate executive director and became executive director/CEO in July 2010. She has led the Center in expanding programs, staffing and its impact in the community. Before joining the Center, Cox practiced commercial law and provided pro bono legal services to individuals with HIV. Her activism and support of the community have included work at the Turtle Creek Chorale, Legal Hospice of Texas, Youth First Texas, the regional office of Lambda Legal, and an appointment to both a City of Dallas board and task force.
Cox is a member of the executive committee for SMU’s Simmons School of Education and Human Development and a board member of Dallas Women’s Foundation. She is also a former president of the Dallas Gay and Lesbian Alliance (DGLA), a former co-chair of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation/Dallas and an officer of the LGBT Section of the State Bar of Texas. She is an alumna of both Leadership Dallas and Leadership Lambda.
Cox is a former professional photographer who co-authored a book chronicling the 1993 March on Washington for gay and lesbian rights. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a law degree from SMU. Cox is a member of the State Bar of Texas.