Texas Tech University

Meet our Staff

Michelle Kiser, Ed.D.

Senior Director - Support Operations For Academic Retention
Raider Ready
Community College Transfer Relations

Dr. Kiser is the Senior Director of Support Operations for Academic Retention (SOAR), Raider Ready, and Community College Transfer Relations. 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 Community College Transfer Relations, Raider Ready, 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

Administrator - 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.



Coordinator - Supplemental Instruction