Jason Whisenant

Director, Legislative Programs

As the Director of Legislative Programs, Jason supports the office's efforts to strengthen relationships and communication between government officials and the campus community.

JASON'S TEXAS A&M STORY

Soon after graduating from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (UMHB) in 1999, my family and I began to make frequent trips to Aggieland to visit our parents that had relocated to the area. My only experience with Aggies to that point had been at Baylor football games, when we would watch our hometown Baylor Bears get demolished by Texas A&M for four quarters AND halftime. I did not have a fond recollection or place in my heart for Texas A&M or its rabidly loyal fans and students.

That all changed after a year of almost weekly trips to College Station to visit our family in 1999. We became more familiar with the community, and more importantly our interactions with students around town demonstrated how Aggies are hard-working, servant-hearted and integrity-filled. And if you wanted to be a part of the Aggie family, whether you were a former student or not, you were welcomed with open arms! The more we visited, the more we wanted to move here to raise our family and be a part of this amazing place. And that's exactly what we did in 2000.

After working at a local computer company here in town until 2004, I began working at the Texas A&M Research Foundation in 2005 and then accepted a position in the Division of Research in 2006 where I served until September 2015. I began a new chapter in my Texas A&M career when I accepted a position with the Office of Government Relations in September 2015.

While I don't regret getting my undergraduate degree at UMHB, it would have been an honor to have been a student here. The longer I serve at Texas A&M, the more I'm grateful to be a part of this incredible institution, its people and its culture.  Gig 'em Aggies!