New Staff: Angie Watts, Assistant Director of Academic Programs
We would like to welcome Angie Watts as the newest member to
our team at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the UT Health Science Center.
Angie will be working as the Assistant Director, Academic Programs for
the Integrated Biomedical Sciences (IBMS) program and will be developing strategies for communication between the various entities including the seven individual disciplines, departments and their respective academic coordinators, students, and the graduate school office.
She will also work closely with Dr. Keith Krolick, the IBMS Program Director, to develop policies and processes for the program.
Angie is a native of East Tennessee. She was a first-generation college student at East Tennessee State University (ETSU), where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications.
Her passion for higher education leadership began to develop during her time as a student at ETSU where she served as a Resident Assistant for the Department of Housing and Residence Life. She went on to become a Hall Director and later a full-time employee as an Area Coordinator for the Residence Life Office.
Angie later made the move to Tennessee Wesleyan University, a small private college located in Athens, Tennessee, where she was the
Assistant Dean of Students.
Angie was responsible for student activities and
organizations, new student orientation, and parent/family relations.
While employed at TWU, Angie completed her Masters of Science degree in Leadership in
Higher Education from Capella University.
She and her husband, Mark, relocated to San Antonio in 2010. Angie worked as a Fundraising Coordinator for the South Texas Chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association before beginning her tenure here at the HSC in 2011.
While employed at the HSC, Angie has been involved in
various activities including serving as the Graduate School representative on the Staff Advisory Council from 2012-2013.
She took on a leadership role as secretary
for the council in 2014. Angie has also served on the committee for the State Employee Charitable Campaign.
In addition to her work and involvement at the HSC, she has
also been active with the Sigma Kappa Sorority Alumnae Association and the Alzheimer’s Association, which is the national philanthropy for the sorority. Angie likes spending her free time running, traveling, reading, and crafting.
She is looking forward to offering support and guidance to the students, faculty and staff involved with the IBMS program.