Meet the Staff
Lisa Watson, Ph.D.
Executive Director of COM Foundation and Resource Development
Karen is a Grant Specialist with more than 15 years of experience in government and foundation grants. As the Grant Writer for COM Foundation, she assists faculty and administrators with researching prospective funders, developing quantifiable goals, preparing project budgets, presenting the project to the President’s Cabinet, and writing application narratives.
Grants Compliance Officer
Cindy is a proud BOI (born on the island) Galvestonian and arrived at College of the Mainland in 2015 with a wealth of experience. She holds a M.A. and MBA from University of Houston-Clear Lake. As the grants compliance officer, she is responsible for ensuring compliance of all grants/contracts awarded to COM. Whether providing expertise and guidance in fiscal, programmatic and outcomes/evaluations required of each funding source or working with program managers to track budgets and reports she enjoys seeing the impact higher education makes in people’s lives.
Tammy joined College of the Mainland in 1994 and in November 2011 transferred to COM Foundation. She provides scholarship support through data entry and data maintenance into the STARS system. She works closely with students, local high schools, colleges, universities and COM staff, and serves as a point of contact for questions regarding the scholarship application and awarding process. Tammy is a graduate of COM with an Associate of Arts and attended Sam Houston State University.
Executive Administrative Assistant
Denese has been a COM employee since 1998. She joined the Institutional Advancement Office in 2013 as executive assistant to the vice president for institutional advancement. A COM graduate, Denese supports the Institutional Advancement Office and the Foundation Board by assisting with various IA events, providing support to IA staff and working with board members and donors. In her spare time, Denese enjoys family time and pursuing her passion for travel and exploring new places.
We are located directly across from the main Texas City campus in Appomattox Square, Suite 13. Feel free to stop by anytime!