Texas Tech University

Department Ambassadors

KSM Ambassadors Fall 2017

The group picture from left to right in back row: Lexi Packard, Lisa Trevino, Odessa Fortner, Nick Doerrig, Horacio Pena, Julianna Kilpatrick; front row: Devin Kennedy, Jordan Hinnant, Alyssa Dussetschleger, Gionna Jackson, Madison Hauptman, Sherie Yoon, Dr. Chad Smith

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Purpose:

The ambassador program is a professional organization of students who will work to serve the department of Kinesiology and Sport Management. We commit to implementing and maintaining a clear line of communication between the staff, faculty, and students. We will represent the department in all university and community endeavors while working to promote the program. We work closely with all department faculty and staff thus increasing our opportunity to network and learn on a higher level. The ambassadors are tasked with projects such as hosting prospective faculty members, recruiting undergraduate and graduate students, facilitating health and fitness related events, and much more. As an organization, we aim to provide ample opportunity for ambassadors to ensure that they are well prepared for their future.

Positions:

Ambassador Supervisor

 The ambassador supervisor must be a faculty or staff member from within the department who will oversee all program decisions, events, and meetings. He/she will serve as the direct line of communication between the departmental staff and the ambassador program. The supervisor will also aid the head ambassador in filtering candidate applications before they are sent to the admissions panel. Due to the nature of our financial infrastructure the ambassador supervisor will be responsible for all budgets, purchases, and records pertaining to the ambassador bank account in conjuncture with the financial chair. They will also work with the department purchasing power representative when requesting departmental funding. The ambassador supervisor must approve all suspensions and terminations.

Head Ambassador

The head ambassador is a Kinesiology or Sport Management undergraduate student who will be responsible for all program activities. The head ambassador will conduct monthly meetings and oversee all program involvement. He/she will work directly with the ambassador supervisor as well as the head of the department. They must enforce the constitution and keep the program in good standing with SGA. Ambassador recruitment, including management of the application process, is a chief responsibility of the head ambassador. They will also need to stay in contact with the current website coordinator to advertise events and accomplishments of the program.

Event Coordinator

 The event coordinator is a Kinesiology or Sport Management undergraduate student who is responsible for all events hosted by the ambassador program. He/she is in charge of coordinating the events and ensuring that times and dates do not overlap. It will also be essential for the event coordinator to keep an updated master calendar for all the program's and department's events. This ambassador is also required to manage the official ambassador program email account.

Financial Chair

The financial chair must be a Kinesiology or Sport Management undergraduate student who will manage all funding requests and submit them to the ambassador supervisor. This ambassador will also be required to organize fundraising events for the benefit of the program.

Service Chair

The service chair is a Kinesiology or Sport Management undergraduate student who will organize and attend a number of service events.

Academic Chair

 The academic chair is a Kinesiology or Sport Management undergraduate student who will focus on the department's academic success. They will work directly with the advisors and aid them in any way possible. The academic chair is also responsible for undergraduate and graduate student recruitment through promotion of the program. They will be responsible for attending all recruitment fairs. This ambassador will also inform students of all scholarship opportunities available to them.

Kinesiology Representatives

3 Undergraduate Kinesiology students responsible for hosting and attending all kinesiology-based events within the program and the department. They will work together to provide career-based resources such as certifications, shadowing opportunities, and conferences.

1 Graduate Kinesiology student acts as a liaison between the graduate students and the ambassador program. He/she will provide insight into research opportunities and will recruit students to the TTU graduate program.

Sport Management Representatives

3 Undergraduate Sport Management students will be responsible for hosting and attending all sport management based events. They will also provide career-based resources such as networking opportunities and practical internship experience.

1 Graduate Sport Management student acts as a liaison between graduate sport management students and the ambassador program. He/she will promote the department and recruit students to the TTU graduate program.

Admissions Panel

A 3 person committee charged with the responsibility of hosting the admissions process into the program. The committee must have at least 1 kinesiology specific person and 1 sport management specific person. All faculty and staff employed by the department are eligible to sit on the committee. They will collectively review all applications and host interviews for finalist candidates. A majority vote must be achieved before a candidate is offered a position.

*Ambassador Requirements:

All ambassadors must be a Kinesiology or Sport Management student taking at least 12 hours (9 for graduate students) per semester at Texas Tech University. They also must be in good standing with the university and maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

The following point system will be enforced:

Missed Deadline (1pt.)

No Show (2pts)

*You will be placed on probation after attaining 3pts. Two probationary terms will result in automatic termination.

*Automatic termination will occur after 5pts.

These points will reset each semester.

All positions will be offered under a one-year contract with the exception of the admissions panel. Readmission is at the discretion of the admissions panel (recommendations will be taken into consideration). MOST of our communication will occur via email; however, we will have mandatory face-to-face meetings once a month. All ambassadors are required to attend training upon admission to the program. Please note that you are required to attend all events under your area of responsibility. In addition to the job description above, all ambassadors will work a rotation in which we will be tasked with providing tours for prospective students and staff as well as escorting research participants to the lab upon their arrival. 

OFFICERS

Ambassador Supervisor

Chad Smith, Ph.D.

Head Ambassador(s)

Julianna Kilpatrick

Academic Chair

Horacio Pena

Service Chair

Devin Kennedy

Financial Chair

Madison Hauptman

Event Coordinator

Sherie Yoon

Kinesiology Representative

Megan Cruz

Nicholas Doerrig

Odessa Fortner

Lexi Packard

Elissa Trevino

Sport Management Representative

Alyssa Dussetschleger

Jordan Hinnant

Gionna Jackson

TTU Graduate School Representative(s)

Vitruvian Man

Department of Kinesiology & Sport Management

  • Address

    Box 43011, Texas Tech University, 2500 Broadway, Lubbock, TX 79409
  • Phone

    806.742.3371