Arthur Watson - AAPO Governing Committee

Executive Director
Transition Academic Programs

Phone: 979-845-5916

Chair, AAPO Governing Committee 

Florence Davies - AAPO Governing Committee

Writing Consultant III
University Writing Center

Phone: 979-845-2110

AAPO Governing Committee 

Rebecca Hankins - AAPO Governing Committee

Associate Professor, Certified Archivist, Librarian/Curator
Cushing Memorial Library & Archives

Phone: 979-845-1951

Rebecca Hankins is Associate Professor, Curator, and Librarian for Africana Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Arabic Language at Texas A&M University, where she has worked since 2003. She was recently elected the Regent for Exam Development for the Academy of Certified Archivists and a Distinguished Fellow of the Society of American Archivists.  Ms. Hankins received a B.A. from Loyola University New Orleans, an M.L.I.S. from Louisiana State University, and is a Certified Archivist with the Academy of Certified Archivists.

Patricia Alexander - AAPO Governing Committee

Associate Director
Career Center

Phone: 979-845-5139

Patricia has been affiliated with Texas A&M and the Career Center for over 20 years.  With a passion for career development, her niche involves assisting and directing students toward their career aspirations.  Her life-long pursuit is for quality and enlightened Education evidenced by her certification as a secondary business teacher.  She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Education from Delta State University.  During her tenure at A&M, she has pursued continuing education coursework in Human Resources Development.  Her previous experiences have involved counseling and teaching in high school and proprietary, business school settings with retail sales and product marketing in the business sector.

Varselles L. Cummings - AAPO Governing Committee

Program Advisor
Department of Multicultural Services

Phone: 979-862-2000

Varselles (Var) Cummings joined the department in February 2015. Var hails from Fresno, California. He earned his B.A. in Mass Media Communication from Wilberforce University. Wilberforce is the first privately founded historically black college in the nation located in Wilberforce, Ohio. While at Wilberforce University he was involved in several co-curricular and extracurricular activities. He was involved in everything from SGA to Residence Life to Choir. His undergraduate involvement sparked his interest in the field of Student Affairs. After his graduation in 2008, Varselles stayed at his alma mater and worked as an Admissions Counselor for two years.  

Patrice French - AAPO Governing Committee

Manager, Assessment and High Impact Practices
College of Education and Human Development

Phone: 979-845-4691

Patrice French has been at TAMU since 2016 and serves as Manager for Assessment and High Impact Practices in the College of Education and Human Development. She has ten years of higher education and nonprofit organization experience in domestic violence advocacy, civic engagement, social justice education, undergraduate student success, and high impact learning. She holds Bachelor and Master of Social Work Degrees from Texas Christian University and University of Michigan, respectively and is currently pursuing her PhD in Educational Human Resource Development, with an emphasis in Adult Education from Texas A&M University. 

Karen Banks - AAPO Governing Committee

Lead Office Associate
College of Liberal Arts

Phone: 979-845-2647

Karen Banks is currently a Business Coordinator I for the Academic Business office, servicing the Hispanic Studies, International Studies, and Sociology departments within the College of Liberal Arts. She has been employed with Texas A&M since February of 2016. Banks began her career at TAMU as Administrative Support for the College of Liberal Arts’ Social Engagement Commons initiative by planning academic activities, conferences, and workshops. She also managed the front office workflow and student scheduling for the Office of the Dean. While working in the Office of the Dean, Banks’ primary duty was to help build and sustain Aggie Agora, one of Liberal Arts’ key initiatives.

Val Coleman - AAPO Governing Committee

Program Coordinator
Academic Success Center

Phone: 979-458-4900

AAPO Governing Committee