Creating Harmony at Texas Tech
Photo and story by Rex Oliver
Most graduates of Texas Tech strive to be successful after completing their college education. Casey Harmon, a 2006 graduate with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications, is a shining example of a graduate who gained success by working for the Texas Tech University System.
Harmon, a West Texan native from Amherst, was very successful while attending Tech. She participated in Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow, Collegiate FFA and served as an officer in the Student Government Association. Harmon used the skills she learned in these organizations to get where she is today.
Although she had a brief leave from Tech, Harmon could not stay away for long. She returned to the university to work for the Chancellor and currently serves as Director of System Relations for the Texas Tech University System.
“It is a fun job because I get to interact with many different stakeholders in our state, national and local elected officials, Texas Tech Alumni, current students and even prospective students,” Harmon said.
Her duties as director of system relations include organizing special events, preparing visits for prospective students and working on the strategic plan for Chancellor Kent Hance and the university system.
Chancellor Hance said she is an outstanding ambassador for the university, and she plays a direct role in helping Tech achieve its goal of 40,000 students by 2020.
While recruiting students, as well as communicating with the numerous university publics, she said she always has a soft spot in her heart for the agricultural industry. Farming surrounded her young life and instilled ideals she still carries with her today. Her father and grandfather were both directly involved with the cotton industry.
“I love that I get to interact with the agricultural industry in my current job,” Harmon said.
Harmon also regularly interacts with Tech’s Board of Regents, working to align the goals of the system with those of our governing body. Some of the decisions made by the Board of Regents are directly related to Harmon and her hard work.
Harmon is a gifted and hard-working alumna of Tech. She goes to work every day to give back to her alma mater. She works hard to ensure that students have futures in higher education, and students are able to come to school every day and receive a quality education. Casey Harmon—an agriculturalist working for the future of Texas Tech University.