Sharon Watkins Jones
Director, Texas Racial Equity
Sharon Watkins Jones is Director of Texas Racial Equity Collaborative at Children at Risk. Her career has included positions of leadership in public affairs and higher education administration. She is a former Director of Political Strategies at ACLU of Texas and Director of Career and Technical Education at Lone Star College System. She is also owner of WatkinsJones political consulting.
Sharon was born and raised in Waco, Texas and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from The University of Texas at Austin. Sharon volunteers extensively. She is an advocate for GirlTrek, a black women’s wellness organization. She is a life member of NAACP, a member of The Links, Inc., Texas Spring Cypress Chapter and has been a member of Delta Sigma Theta Public Service Sorority, Inc for 35 years.
She has been married for 27 years to Michael Jones and they are proud parents of Kaitlyn, a graduate student at The University of Houston and Elliott, a high school senior, headed to Sam Houston State University in the fall of 2021.