Texas Tech University

Office for Student Life

Meet the Student Life Staff

Sofia Chapman, Ph.D.

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Associate Dean for Student Life

Dr. Sofia Chapman has over eighteen years of educational experience in various roles from the elementary education arena to the higher education arena. Most recently, Dr. Chapman was the Managing Director of the Office of Student Conduct at Texas Tech University in which she oversaw campus discipline. Dr. Chapman has served in various administrative roles dealing with issues related to admissions and recruitment, judicial/conduct affairs, Greek life, leadership programs, volunteer programming, financial aid, new student orientation, alcohol education, managing distressed students, multicultural affairs, as well as oversight of auxiliary areas such as Student Union facilities. Dr. Chapman graduated in 2012 with her Ph.D. in Higher Education from Texas Tech University in which her research consisted of assessing the success of Latinas who completed the terminal degree process. Dr. Chapman also serves as an adjunct faculty member in the Higher Education program.

Degrees and Training

  • B.S., Texas Tech University
  • M.Ed., Texas Tech University
  • Ph.D., Texas Tech University

Sandy James

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Program Manager for Special Events

Sandy is the Program Manager for Special Events at the law school. She manages Special Events, such as the Honors & Awards Ceremony, Hooding Ceremonies, and 1L Orientation, to name a few. In addition, Sandy manages the calendar, room reservation system, and TechLaw Announce for the law school.

A West Texas native, Sandy graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Science in clothing and textiles with a minor in Business. She has an extensive background in sales, sales management and event coordination. Prior to joining the Law School in May 2018, she worked as a National Key Account Sales Manager & Tradeshow Events Manager with Stephen Joseph Designs and UMC Health System as the Learning Collaborative/Special Events Coordinator.

Sandy is active in the community by serving on the Board of Directors of Marion Moss Enterprises, Inc., Hospital Visitation committee and volunteering for other local charity organizations. She is very excited to be part of Texas Tech University and working with the law school community.

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Quick Contacts

Sofia Chapman, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Student Life
sofia.chapman@ttu.edu

Sandy James
Program Manager for Special Events
806.834.2719
sandy.james@ttu.edu

Texas Tech University School of Law
Office for Student Life
3311 18th Street
Lubbock, TX 79409

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