Trinity University Press

Patricia A. Watkins

Patricia A. Watkins rode the fast-moving Agnese train at the University of the Incarnate Word for twenty-three years until she disembarked in 2010, when she retired as vice president for international affairs. Watkins is the author of four science textbooks. She lives in Boerne, Texas.


When Lou Agnese was hired as the eighth president of Incarnate Word College in 1985, he was one of the youngest university presidents in the United States. At thirty-three, the Brooklyn native faced the daunting challenge of reviving an institution with a shrinking enrollment and an uncertain future whose student demographics were out of step with San Antonio. Having served more than three...