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Letter of Welcome


Dr. Michelle Kiser,
Managing Director
SOAR

Values Statement

The Support Operations for Academic Retention promotes integrity in all areas of public service, respecting the rights and dignity of all who use our service.


Vision Statement

The Support Operations for Academic Retention will provide quality services to meet all the academic achievement needs for Texas Tech students by:
  • establishing collaborative relationships with faculty to strengthen the students' educational experience;
  • increasing learning opportunities to foster an eagerness to learn and contribute toward lifelong learning for all Texas Tech students.
  • ensuring that all students using any area of SOAR experiences full quality service addressing their personal and academic needs.


Mission Statement

The Support Operations for Academic Retention provides services for Texas Tech students as a supplement to classroom and lab instruction, enabling them to achieve academic success and develop lifelong learning skills.