Trish Watkins


Director of Grants, Finance and Human Resources


Trish brings over 30 years of experience working for the University of Arkansas primarily with the Division of Agriculture, in addition to working for the Small Business Development Center and University Development office. Trish brings strong credentials in grant administration and fiscal support and is currently the World Trade Center’s human resources manager. She supervises support staff, hourly staff and interns and currently serves as Chair of

the University of Arkansas Staff Senate, a role which she has previously held for 3 years. Trish was also the Division of Agriculture Employee of the Year in 2012 and University of Arkansas Employee of the Year 2009 and has helped secure more than one million dollars in funding for the World Trade Center Arkansas which is being reinvested into Arkansas businesses.