Milicent (Missy) Watson Larson
Mrs. Larson joined Brazos Higher Education Service Corporation, Inc, in 1999. Prior to being named Executive Director for the Brazos Education Foundation, Mrs. Larson worked in the Brazos Higher Education Service Corporation's human resources, corporate communications, operations and administration departments. From 1987 to 1993, she was employed by Spring Shadows Glen Psychiatric Hospital in Houston, Texas as a full-time therapist and ombudsman for the Adolescent Family Crisis Unit. In 1993 she joined the University of Houston-Downtown where she worked for six years and held the positions of Executive Assistant to the President and Director of Institutional Advancement, Development Associate, Alumni Relations Coordinator and Special Events Director. Mrs. Larson is a graduate of Baylor University with a Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degrees. She has a lifetime teaching certification in secondary education and obtained licensure as a professional counselor (LPC) in the State of Texas in 1989. Her professional experience includes more than 25 years of service in the for-profit, non-profit, and government arenas as a full-time employee and part-time volunteer. Mrs. Larson and her husband, Randy, have two children.
Mr. Horner joined Brazos Higher Education Service Corporation, Inc., in 2001, and he currently serves as the Development Director to the Brazos Education Foundation. Mr. Horner's 40 years of professional experience includes 30 years in the banking industry. Mr. Horner is a graduate of Baylor University where he received his Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Horner and his wife, Carol, have three children.
Director of Programming
After working in the Finance and Compliance Departments for Brazos Higher Education Service Corporation for more than 20 years, Adele Williams joined the Brazos Education Foundation (BEF) in June 2015 as the Director of Programming. Adele has been actively involved with BEF since its inception and is genuinely passionate about helping young people accomplish their educational goals and achieve their fullest potential. Adele received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Texas A&M University in December 2004 and her Master of Business Administration in December 2009 from Tarleton State University. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant as well as a Certified Internal Auditor. Adele is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Education in Learning and Organizational Change from Baylor University. Ms. Williams has one son.
Julie Campbell Carlson
Coordinator of Engagement
Waco native, Julie Campbell Carlson is an award-winning writer and editor. She has a Bachelor of Art in History, with a minor in English from Baylor University. She has served as editor for several magazines including Discover Magazine of the Coastal Bend and Gifted Child Today. She has worked as Director of Communications and Marketing for the Baylor Law School and contributed to the Baylor Bear Foundations' Insider magazine. Mrs. Carlson writes the "Around Town" column for Waco Today. Her volunteer pursuits include the Waco Independent School District Education Foundation, the Waco Symphony Council and Festival on the Brazos, among others. She and her husband, Alan, have one daughter, who is a student at Sewanee: the University of the South.
Ms. Torres joined Brazos Education Foundation in 2018. She has a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management and Associates of Applied Science in Computer Applications and General Business. Ms. Torres has over 25 years’ experience in education. Ms. Torres has worked an Admission Advisor, Outreach Coordinator and Dual Credit Advisor for TSTC. In addition, she was the TSTC Hispanic Student Association Advisor. Ms. Torres received the Centex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Award for community service. She taught for 5 years at University High School and graduated from University High Schools Ms. Torres has one daughter who will be attending TSTC this fall.