Brenda Rowland Sims

BSED ’79, McKinney, Texas
Brenda Rowland Sims
Career Experience

Brenda Rowland Sims opened CommunicationMatters, a consulting company, in 2016 after serving more than 30 years in higher education. She earned the rank of professor, served as director of technical writing, and was the founding chair of the Department of Technical Communication at the University of North Texas. In addition to her Baylor degree, she holds an MA and a PhD from Texas A&M University. In her current work, she offers innovative communication and leadership solutions for businesses, higher education institutions, and local city governments. She also has worked with local and regional government agencies.

Board Experience

Sims served as the executive secretary and on the executive committee for the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing from 1995 to 2015. She also has served as a member of the NCTE Committee on Technical and Scientific Communication and as chair of the NCTE Awards for Technical and Scientific Communication. In addition, she has served as president of the North Texas chapter of the Baylor Parents League and is a Wish Granter through Make-A-Wish North Texas.

Awards and Honors

Sims has been named a fellow of the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing and a leadership fellow at the University of North Texas. In 2011, she was honored with the Women Making History award at the University of North Texas.

Baylor Philanthropy

Sims has contributed to the Sesquicentennial Walkway, the Parents Student Emergency Fund, the Baylor Fund, the Hankamer Memorial Golf Tournament, and the Baylor University Women’s Council of Dallas.

Church/Christian Mission Affiliations

Sims is a member of Cottonwood Creek Baptist Church in Allen, Texas, where she serves as a greeter in the Connections Ministry and a fellowship coordinator in the Life Group program. She previously has served as a messenger to the Baptist General Convention of Texas.


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