Becky is the cornerstone for the daily operations of the Institute. She began her career with the Institute in 1986, making her the Institute’s longest serving, full-time staff employee. She has been a member of the University system for thirty years. Becky held the position of Administrative Officer, only the second one in the history of the Institute. Her duties now include the review of grant budgets and contracts, supervision of office staff, liaison between University Administration and the Institute, and special projects for the Institute Executive Director and Dean of the College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Human Sciences. Becky, a Kingsville resident, is married to Tommie and has a daughter, one step-son, and four grandchildren.