New Managing Director of Hospitality Services Named

Hospitality Services announced in late January Kirk Rodriguez as the new managing director of the department at Texas Tech University. After a year of transition, various components of the university's Auxiliary Services established a search and interview committee.

Rodriguez has been with the university since 1993, working his way through food services in various support and leadership roles. Most recently he held the position of associate director overseeing Retail & Operation. Under his direction, the department experienced substantial growth as dining transition from a traditional all-you-care-to-eat dining program into a retail-driven component encompassing more than 30 plus outlets and concepts.

His goal is to continue establishing this campus as an innovator in university food services. Rodriguez’s leadership will help Hospitality Services to continually promote the success of students as the university community looks toward the horizon for record growth with its drive to reach 40,000 students by 2020.