Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
Division of Undergraduate Education & Student Affairs
Ryan Gibbs, EdD, is Texas Tech's Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education.
Dr. Gibbs is an alumnus of Texas Tech University 3 times over (B.A. in Political Science, 1998, Masters in Public Administration, 2000, Doctorate in Higher Education Administration, 2010). Ryan's 10 plus years in higher education includes preparing at-risk pre-college students for the rigors of college, advising and mentoring first generation to college students, teaching in the classroom, and leading a community college to 4 straight student enrollment records.
Ryan's research interests include the mission of the American Community College and the community college baccalaureate degree. Ryan has several professional honors including Who's Who Among America's Teachers and completing the Future Leaders Institute (2008) for the American Association of Community Colleges.
DaNay Phelps is the Senior Administrator for the Office of Community College & Transfer Relations. She is a native Texan from West Texas: born in Amarillo, lived in Springlake-Earth, then landed in Lubbock.
DaNay graduated from Coronado High school in Lubbock and received her Bachelor's degree from Texas Tech University in 1989. The focus of her undergraduate degree was psychology and philosophy. DaNay began her Texas Tech career with the Associate Dean's office in the College of Arts and Sciences in August of 1990. She moved to a position as the Advising and Training coordinator for the Texas Academic Skills Program office in 1991. When ACTT opened its doors to students in the fall of 1992, DaNay was hired as one of the original staff as an academic advisor.
DaNay has also coordinated New Student Orientation for the College of Arts and Sciences, managed the Graduate on Time (GOTT) Contract program, and invested in the network of academic advisors on the Texas Tech campus.
DaNay has the pleasure of assisting the Coordinator of the Freshman Seminar Program. As the Assistant Coordinator of IS 1100-Freshman Seminar, she assists first year students to find an IS 1100-Tech Transitions course that fits their needs.
She has worked for TTU for many years in a variety of roles. The common theme appearing throughout her work is student advocacy, support, and guidance. She enjoys assisting students and their families as students discover their academic potential, define their educational plans, pursue their career goals.
As the Senior Administrator for the Office of Community College & Transfer Relations, DaNay will bring her focus on student success directly to bear on those Red Raiders transferring to us from other educational institutions. She accomplishes this role by advocating for the Transfer Student on the Texas Tech Campus, and by facilitating partnerships and articulation agreements with the many schools in which students begin their career in higher education.
Stacy has been with Texas Tech University since 1998. Stacy previously worked in University College (formally Outreach & Distance Education) for 12 ½ years. She is currently working on her Bachelor of Applied Science through Wayland Baptist University and plans to graduate in November 2013 with her Bachelor of Applied Science in Business Administration. She works with Community College & Transfer Relations and University Advising. Stacy prepares all travel for both offices, works with procurement services, and handles human resource matters for both units.
Stacy is the mother of Tanner, a senior at Lubbock Cooper High School and Tamara, a 7th grader at Lubbock Cooper LBMS.
Memberships, Affiliations, & Service
Stacy is an active member of Lubbock Monterey Ambucs since 1994.