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Association Vice President Kathryn Greenwade ’88 Passes Away

The third-generation Aggie was an academic mentor and university advocate who "gave her all" to The Association.
By Sue Owen '94, The Association of Former Students February 11, 2022

Kathryn Greenwade '88
Kathryn Greenwade ’88

The Association of Former Students

Kathryn Greenwade ’88, Vice President for Communications and Human Resources at The Association of Former Students, passed away Feb. 10 after a lengthy illness.

“This is a profound loss for The Association of Former Students and for every person who loved Kathryn and whose life she touched,” said Association President and CEO Porter S. Garner III ’79, who recruited Greenwade to The Association in 1999 and worked with her for 22 years.

“Kathryn gave her all for The Association. The strength of our organization today is in large part a credit to Kathryn and a testament to her true professionalism, her wise counsel, and her love for Texas A&M and Texas Aggies,” Garner said.

“She brought that same commitment to her personal relationships, making friends everywhere she went and always bringing us humor and joy.”

Greenwade led The Association’s communications and web teams, Campus Programs including the Aggie Ring Program, advocacy and legislative affairs, and human resources.

Before coming to The Association, Greenwade led the former student career services program in the Texas A&M Career Center and worked in the fields of marketing and training in Dallas.

She was a third-generation Aggie, earning her bachelor of science degree in journalism in 1988. She was honored in 2000 as a Fish Camp namesake and served her community as a member of the board of directors of Habitat for Humanity Bryan-College Station.

Greenwade held the Professional in Human Resources certification from the Human Resources Certification Institute since 2000.

She also served Texas A&M for 13 years as an academic mentor to Company C-2 in the Corps of Cadets, where she was twice named outstanding academic mentor.

Kathryn Greenwade '88
Kathryn Greenwade ’88

The Association of Former Students


Information on services is pending.

Those close to Greenwade know how deeply she loved Texas A&M, and more specifically, Texas Aggies. To perpetuate her example of selflessness and tell her story, The Association will honor her in a place that Aggies will gather for generations to come — Aggie Park. If you would like to contribute to the Kathryn J. Greenwade ’88 Aggie Park Memorial, you may do so online at

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