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Patricia Potter Wilson

Patricia Potter Wilson, American library and information science educator. Certified teacher, learning resources specialist (library), Texas.


  • Wilson, Patricia Potter was born on May 3, 1946 in Jennings, Louisiana, United States. Daughter of Ralph Harold and Wilda Ruth (Smith) Potter.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Louisiana State University, 1967. Master of Science, University Houston-Clear Lake, 1979. Doctor of Education, University Houston, 1985.


    • Teacher England Air Force Base Elementary School, Louisiana, 1967-1968, Edward White Elementary School/Clear Creek Indiana Schools, Seabrook, Texas, 1972-1977. Library Communicative Disorders Landolt Elementary School, Friendswood, 1979-1981. Instructor/lecturer children's literature University Houston, 1983-1986.

      With University Houston/Clear Lake, 1984-1987, assistant professor library science and reading, 1988-1994, associate professor learning resources and reading education, 1994—2001, associate professor emerita, since 2001. Consultant Hermann Hospital, Baywood Hospital, 1986-1987, Bedford Meadows Hospital, 1989-1990, Wetcher Clinic, 1989. Co-owner, vice president Potter Farms, Inc.

      President cabinet University Houston Central, Clear Lake.

    Major achievements

    • Certified teacher, learning resources specialist (library), Texas.



    Trustee Freeman Memorial Library., Houston, 1982—1987, vice president, 1985—1986, president, 1986—1987. Trustee Evelyn Meador Library., 1993—1994, advisory board, since 1994, Houston Symphony League-Bay Area, since 1996, board, chair annual fund campaign, 2005. Founder Friends of Neumann Library., 1998—2001.

    Chairman hospitality committee Lunar Rendevous Festival, 1998—2001. General chairman Lunar Rendezvous Festival, 2002, member advisory board, 2002—2007. Member Assistance League of the Bay Area, since 1997.

    Volunteer Houston: A Visit from St. Nicholas Committee, since 2004, co-chairman kick-off event, 2005. Member advisory board Bay Area Society Prevention Cruelty Animals, 1994—1998, Bay Area Turning Point, 1998—2007. Board directors Station KUHT-television, 1984—1987, Bay Area Houston Ballet and Theatre, 2001—2004, vice chair board directors, 2003—2004, chairman kickoff event, 2003.

    Director Learning Resources Book Review Center, 1989—1990. Board directors Armand Bayou Nature Center, Houston, 1989—1994. Member Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership, since 2002, member banquet committee, since 2002.

    Member Longhorn development board National Aeronautics and Space Administration and Clear Creek Indiana School District, 2005—2009. Member development and advisory council University Houston Clear Lake, 2006—2009, member community partners council. Member UHCL Community Partners Council.

    Member National Council Teachers English (Books for You review committee 1985-1988, 97-98, Your Reading review committee 1993-1996), Texas Council Teachers English, Antarctican Society, Clear Lake Panhellenic Association, Lakewood Yacht Club, Travelers' Century Club, Phi Kappa Phi (secretary 1997-1998, president 1998-1999).


    • Married Wendell Merlin Wilson, August 24, 1968.
    • father: Ralph Harold Potter
    • mother: Wilda Ruth (Smith) Potter
    • spouse: Wendell Merlin Wilson
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    Born March 3, 1946
    (age 70)
    • 1967
      Louisiana State University
    • 1979
      University Houston-Clear Lake
    • 1985
      University Houston
    • 1967 - 1968
      Teacher, England Air Force Base Elementary School
      Louisiana, United States
    • 1972 - 1977
      Teacher, England Air Force Base Elementary School
      Seabrook, Texas, United States
    • 1979 - 1981
      library Communicative Disorders Landolt Elementary School
      Friendswood, Texas, United States
    • 1983 - 1986
      instructor/lecturer children's literature University Houston
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