Lauren Welford

Executive Assistant to the Head of the Department of Finance


Lauren Welford is the Executive Assistant to Christa Bouwman, Acting Department Head of Finance at Mays Business School

A member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of 2008, Lauren joined the Finance Department in April of 2012, after spending five years in various resort management and hospitality roles across the country.

Lauren is driven by the desire to serve others in the highest capacity. This same desire is what makes her role as Executive Assistant so exciting.  The opportunity to interact with faculty, staff, students, and alumni from all walks of life is the greatest challenge and also the greatest reward academia has to offer. She also continues to serve as Coordinator for Titans of Investing.

She formerly served as Program Coordinator/Advisor for Aggies on Wall Street (AOWS) and the Quantitative Finance & Research Program (QFR). She also served as The Reveille Fund and Tanner Fund Coordinator.  Before assuming this role she spent two years as Assistant to the Department Head.  Lauren worked with faculty and staff members to admit new students to AOWS and QFR, modify curriculum, and coordinate scholarship processes. She also served on the Mays Business School Staff Advisory Board from 2017-2020.

Lauren graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences.  She has maximized the value of her degree first in the private sector before returning to Texas A&M to help others fulfill their career objectives. She is currently pursuing her Master of Science in Higher Education Administration from Texas A&M University.  Lauren is the recipient of the 2014 Mays Business School Star Performer award.

After work she enjoys spending time with her family and serving on the Board of Directors for the Bryan/College Station Junior League.