Dr. Karan L. Watson
Karan L. Watson, Ph.D., P.E., was appointed the first woman provost and executive vice president for academic affairs on March 8, 2011, having served in the interim position since July 28, 2009. She previously served as vice provost from December 2008 to July 2009 and as dean of faculties and associate provost from February 2002 to December 2008. Since joining the faculty of Texas A&M in 1983, Watson has always had a deep commitment to keeping campus diversity at the forefront of her institution. She is a Regents Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Watson earned three degrees in electrical engineering: a bachelor's, master's and Ph.D. all from Texas Tech University.
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