Texas Tech University

Meet our Staff

Michelle Kiser, Ed.D.

Senior Director - Support Operations For Academic Retention

Dr. Kiser is the Senior Director of Support Operations for Academic Retention (SOAR) and Raider Ready. She received her Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, and Doctorate of Education at Texas Tech University. Dr. Kiser has worked with Texas Success Initiative for five years before becoming Director of SOAR in May 2009. Currently, Dr. Kiser manages RaiderReady and four programs within the department of SOAR; The Learning Center, Supplemental Instruction, Texas Success Initiative, and Programs for Academic Development and Retention. Dr. Kiser has worked at Texas Tech University for 17 years. Dr. Kiser is an active CASA volunteer for seven years, loves Red Raider sports and Texas Tech University, and she will always be a Red Raider! Wreck'Em Tech!


Will Lopez

Assistant Director - Supplemental Instruction

Will received his Bachelor of Science in Finance from Kansas State University, and a Master of Science in Education with an emphasis in Higher Education from Baylor University. He has been at Texas Tech since 2013, serving in a variety of roles working with Fraternities, Sororities, and Student Organizations. Most recently he worked with the Office of the Dean of Students from 2015-2017. In his spare time Will likes to travel, exercise, and watch college football.


Ashton Moore

Coordinator - Supplemental Instruction

Ashton received her Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from Texas Tech University. During her time as a student, Ashton was deeply involved in campus activities and served as a member of the Spirit & Service organization, High Riders. She worked in various fields from social work to nutritional coaching before returning to Texas Tech in 2017. Outside of work, Ashton loves to garden, cheer on her Red Raiders and Lady Raiders, and spend time with her husband and "fur family" of two cats and two dogs. 


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