Wanda J. Watson
Brazos County Commissioner Precinct 4
Commissioner Wanda J. Watson has lived in Brazos County 41 years. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington with a BBA, accounting, and Texas A&M University, with an M.Ed., educational administration with a concentration in counseling.
For 32 years, she worked in positions at Texas A&M University, retiring in 2016 as a director in the Office of Admissions of the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine.
Commissioner Watson is also a graduate of both the Brazos Valley Regional Leaders Forum and Leadership Women Texas. Throughout her professional career, she has served in leadership roles in professional organizations, including Leadership Women Texas Alumni Association Board of Directors and its 2002 class representative. She is a charter member of the TAMU African American Professional Organization (AAPO), for which she served two terms as president.
She currently serves on the Bryan ISD Education Foundation Board; as chair of the Education Committee of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Brazos County Branch; and continues to mentor college and medical students. Ms. Watson has been an active parent/participant on several BISD boards and committees, such as Bryan High School Parents Advisory Board; Site-based Management Team, (BISD); PTSO Executive Board; and Volunteers in Public Schools coordinator, Lamar Campus–BHS. Her community and civic engagement included Bethune Woman's Club, North Bryan Community Center, the United Way of the Brazos Valley, and African American Heritage Planning Committee for the George Bush Library and Museum.
During her professional career, Ms. Watson was a member of several professional organizations, including the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), represented the TAMU College of Medicine as the minority affairs officer, and was a member of the Texas Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (TAAPH).
Commissioner Watson has one daughter, Andrea.