Texas Tech University


Michelle Kiser, Ed. D
Senior Director

Support Operations for Academic Retention 
Raider Ready 

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 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 ten years, loves Red Raider sports and Texas Tech University, and she will always be a Red Raider! Wreck'Em Tech!


April Hargrove

Senior Business Assistant - Support Operations for Academic Retention

April received her Associates of Arts from South Plains College. April was born and raised right here in Lubbock Texas and doesn't have any plans to leave the Lone Star State. April hopes to finish her Bachelor's degree while working for SOAR. In her spare time April loves to read, watch movies, play pool, and spend time with her 2 sons and husband.

April Hargrove

Hashim Gellban

Programmer Analyst - Support Operations for Academic Retention


Support Operations for Academic Retention

  • Address

    Texas Tech University, Holden Hall, Room 80, Mail Stop 5020, Lubbock, TX 79409
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