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Janessa Walls

Director

Janessa has been with the office of Academic Support & Facilities Resources (ASFR) since 2005. Her primary responsibilities include leading the general purpose classroom initiative, building the collaborative scheduling atmosphere, enrollment management as it relates to section offerings, custodian of reportable data, and advisor for instructional space management. As the Director, she supervises the academic schedule build practices & policies, final exam schedule build, academic classroom event management, and room file maintenance. She serves as a member on Academic Council, Facilities Allocation Council, Academic Calendar Committee, and the executive core team for Banner & Ad Astra on TTU campus. Janessa earned her BBA in Finance from Texas Tech University and an IMBA from Long Island University. She is a member of the Young Professionals of Greater Lubbock, volunteers with various charities, and a staff advisor to the Miller Girls Service Organization at Texas Tech University.

Steven Morales

Assistant Director
Academic Support

Steven Morales serves as the Assistant Director of Academic Support for ASFR. In his role, Steven assists academic areas with maintaining accurate section offerings, evaluation of scheduling trends through section analysis, and increasing space usage efficiency through efficient scheduling. He also supervises the Collaborative Scheduling project. He joined the department in February 2010 working to enhance Collaborative Scheduling. Steven earned his B.A. in Spanish 2007, and M.Ed. in Higher Education 2013, from Texas Tech University. He is also an active member of Mentor Tech program. In his free time, Steven enjoys spending time with his wife, son, and family. He also enjoys running, participating in a variety of sports, and supporting all Texas Tech athletics.

Jacob Price

Assistant Director
Facilities Resources

Jacob Price serves as the Assistant Director of Instructional Facilities for ASFR. Jacob has been with the University in various capacities during his tenure which began as a student assistant, and just recently received his 10 year service pin. He earned his B.A. in Political Science 2009 and his M.B.A. in 2013, both from Texas Tech. In his role with the department, Jacob supervises the General Purpose Classroom project, classroom Inventory, event management for academic spaces, and Event Registration Services. Jacob also collaborates on special projects related to usage analysis, forecasting and reporting for University academic space. In his spare time he enjoys playing and watching sports, volunteering with various local charities, and he serves as advisor for the Farmhouse Fraternity chapter at the Texas Tech.

Vanessa Whitledge

Administrative Business Assistant

Vanessa Whitledge serves as the Administrative Business Assistant for the office of Academic Support & Facilities Resources. In her role she assists with administrative management as well as creating conference and CEU registration for the University. Vanessa holds a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Southern Indiana and is currently working on her M.A. in Mass Communication at Texas Tech. Prior to joining ASFR, Vanessa worked in the Hospitality industry as a Marketing & Catering Manager. In Vanessa’s free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, dog and family. She also enjoys baking, traveling and event planning.

Kate St. Clair

Kate St. Clair

Lead Academic Unit Coordinator
Regional Sites, Human Sciences, and Agriculture

Kate St. Clair serves as the collaborative scheduler for TTU Regional Sites as well as the College of Human Sciences. In her role, Kate provides complete academic support to her collaborative areas and serves as the primary contact for departmental questions and concerns. In addition to collaborative scheduling, Kate lends support across campus in the build and maintenance of e-learning sections. Kate earned a BBA in Marketing from Texas Tech University in 2008 and has been employed with Academic Support and Facilities Resources since 2011. In her spare time Kate enjoys cooking, reading, playing golf, and relaxing with her family.

Heather Eaton

Heather Eaton

Academic Unit Coordinator
Arts & Sciences and Media & Communication

Heather Eaton serves as an Academic Unit Coordinator to the College of Arts & Sciences and the College of Media & Communication for the office of Academic Support and Facilities Resources. In her role, Heather coordinates with designated academic departments and fulfills the collaborative scheduling process. Her primary responsibilities include but are not limited to section build, room scheduling and data analyzing. This is Heather’s first year employed by the University and is finishing her Bachelor degree in Communication Studies. In her free time, Heather enjoys relaxing with her husband and spoiling her four dogs.

Catherine Massengale

Catherine Massengale

Academic Unit Coordinator
Arts & Sciences

Catherine Massengale serves as an Academic Unit Coordinator to the Department of Mathematics and the Science Departments within the College of Arts & Sciences for the Office of Academic Support and Facilities Resources. In her role, Catherine coordinates with designated academic departments as the collaborative scheduler. Her primary responsibilities include section build, room scheduling and data analysis. Catherine earned her B.A. degrees in Latin and German from Texas Tech University and has been with Texas Tech since 2000, joining the Academic Support and Facilities Resources team in 2013. Currently, she is pursuing her M. Ed. at TTU. Catherine enjoys spending her off work time with her family, serving in the community, staying active and simply enjoying life.

J.R. Salinas

J.R. Salinas

Academic Unit Coordinator
Rawls College of Business, College of Engineering, & College of Architecture

J.R. Salinas serves as an Academic Unit Coordinator to the Rawls College of Business, the College of Engineering and the College of Architecture for the office of Academic Support and Facilities Resources. In his role, J.R. coordinates with designated academic departments and fulfills the collaborative scheduling process. J.R. holds a B.A. in Humanities with an emphasis in Art from Lubbock Christian University. His primary responsibilities include but are not limited to section build, room scheduling and data analyzing. Prior to joining ASFR, J.R. worked in the Student Financial Aid Office as a Financial Aid Advisor from 2007-2010. In his free time, J.R. enjoys reading, traveling and having a good time with friends and family.

Kristina Lusk

Instructional Facilities Coordinator & General Purpose Classroom Support

In her role, Kristina is the project manager for General Purpose Classroom (GPC) renovations and works with Classroom Technology Services to maintain existing GPCs. Additionally, Kristina works closely with various departments on campus to ensure instructional space inventory is accurate for course and event scheduling, as well as aids academic departments in finding solutions to seating, technology and other classroom related issues. She was elected to Staff Senate for the 2011-2014 term and currently serves as a member of the Scholarship committee. Kristina received her BA in Psychology from Texas Tech University and is currently pursuing a Masters in Counselor Education with an emphasis in Community Counseling. She enjoys spending time with her family, decorating cakes, and volunteering for various organizations.

Patricia Cardenas

Events Unit Coordinator

Patricia Cardenas serves as the Events Coordinator for Academic Support and Facilities Resources. In her role, Patricia coordinates reservations in academic space, working closely with numerous academic departments and student organizations to do so. She serves as a liaison between reservations and a variety of campus support operations. She also coordinates the final exam schedule and serves on the Outdoor Events Coordinating Committee. Patricia received her degree from the Texas Tech University College of Education in 2010. She joined the University as a staff member in January of 2012, after working for Lubbock Independent School District. In her free time, Patricia enjoys reading, painting, volunteering, and spending time with friends and family.

Marissa Virgadamo

Student Assistant

Marissa Virgadamo serves as a student assistant for the office of Academic Support and Facilities Resources. Marissa is an undergraduate in the College of Human Sciences at Texas Tech University. She is working on a bachelor’s degree in Community, Family, and Addiction Services. This is her first year employed by Texas Tech University. Marissa enjoys baking and spending time with her friends and family.


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