Task Force Committee Members
Juan S. Muñoz, Ph.D. is the Senior Vice President for Institutional Diversity, Equity & Community Engagement and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education & Student Affairs. Dr. Muñoz received his Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of California Santa Barbara and, after serving in the U.S. Marine Corps during the 1990 – 1991 Gulf Crisis, he earned a Master's degree in Mexican-American Studies from California State University Los Angeles. Dr. Muñoz earned his Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he studied Curriculum & Instruction in the Division of Urban Schooling. Dr. Muñoz has been at Texas Tech University since 2004.
Zachary S. Brady is a partner in the Lubbock law firm of Brady & Hamilton, LLP, where he practices primarily commercial litigation and agriculture law with a focus on real property litigation. Zach graduated from Texas Tech University magna cum laude with a degree in Agriculture Communications. His campus involvement at Texas Tech included serving as Student Association President, President of Kappa Alpha Order, and as an executive officer of the IFC. He graduated from the University of Texas School of Law, With Honors, in 1999. Zach served as a Special Assistant to Senator Robert Duncan from January 1997 – June 1999. He has served as an Advisor to the Kappa Alpha Order fraternity, a member of the Interfraternity Council ("IFC").
Shawn D. Cannon is a real estate broker for Tech Terrace Real Estate, a full-service real estate brokerage specializing in the historic Tech Terrace neighborhood near Texas Tech University. Shawn attended Texas Tech University from 1991 to 1995 and studied Communications. He is involved with the Texas Tech chapter of Delta Tau Delta as a Chapter Advisor and House Corporation President.
Dr. Michael Farmer is an environmental economist working primarily on the issue of water allocation and its consequences on land use. He currently has a dual appointment in the Departments of Agricultural and Applied Economics and Natural Resource Management. Dr. Farmer has a Bachelor's degree in History from Xavier University and a Master's and a Doctoral degree in Natural Resource Economics from The Ohio State University. Dr. Farmer currently serves as President of the Faculty Senate. He joined Texas Tech in 2005.
Dr. Judi Henry is the Senior Associate Athletics Director/Senior Woman Administrator for the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at Texas Tech University. Since joining the Department, Dr. Henry has served as the sports supervisor for several sports programs, and she has overseen other areas within the Department. Dr. Henry also works in conjunction with Coach Marsha Sharp in further developing the Leadership Academy. Dr. Henry joined the Texas Tech staff in 1980 in the Department of Student Affairs, ultimately serving as Dean of Students and Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs.
Dr. Raegan Higgins is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. She joined the Texas Tech faculty in 2008 after earning her doctorate at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her dissertation work was in the area of oscillation criteria for dynamic equations on time scales. Dr. Higgins received her Bachelor's degree in mathematics from Xavier University of Louisiana. She currently serves as Faculty Advisor of the Eta Lambda Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, a member of the National Pan-Hellenic Council. Dr. Higgins is also a member of the Lubbock Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, where she is an immediate past first vice-president.
Bailey Iverson is a Senior at the Rawls College of Business majoring in Marketing and Management. She serves as Student Assistant to the Vice-Chancellor for Institutional Advancement. As a member of President's Select, Bailey acts as a student ambassador for the Texas Tech University Admissions Office, the Athletic Office, and the President's Office. She currently serves as Vice President of Member Education for Delta Gamma, a National Panhellenic Conference sorority.
Dr. Amy Murphy is the Dean of Students at Texas Tech University and Managing Director of the Center for Campus Life. She is also the Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students and Chair of Texas Tech's Behavioral Intervention Team. Dr. Murphy works closely with the Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs in the oversight of ten Student Affairs Departments, including the Office of Student Conduct, Student Disability Services, Student Counseling Services, Career Services, and Parent & Family Relations. In the role of Managing Director of the Center for Campus Life, Dr. Murphy helps provide oversight and advisement to more than 450 registered student organizations, including 52 inter/national fraternities and sororities.
Vicki Vannoy Nixon is a former public relations consultant, specializing in political campaigns. She served as Regional Director for Congressman Kent R. Hance for ten years. A former member of Delta Gamma, a National Panhellenic Conference sorority, Vicki serves as Advisor to the Texas Tech chapter and is President-elect of the National Fraternity and Sorority Political Action Committee. She currently serves on the Texas Tech Alumni Association's National Board of Directors.
BaLeigh Waldrop is a Senior at the Rawls College of Business studying Accounting. Originally from Hobbs, New Mexico, BaLeigh currently serves as Internal Vice President of the Texas Tech Student Government Association. She is also a member of Mortar Board, the Chancellor's Ambassadors and participated in the President's Congressional Internship in Washington, D.C.
Mark Warren is an independent insurance agent in Plainview, Texas. He is President of the Independent Insurance Agents of Plainview. Mark and his wife Freada have established the Clay R. Warren Memorial Scholarship, a tribute to their son, a 2002 graduate of Plainview High School and a student at Texas Tech when he died in a one-car rollover that occurred while he was returning with fraternity friends from a retreat near Silverton. The Warren Family and the Texas Tech Center for Campus Life worked together to create the Clay R. Warren Risk Management Retreat in an effort to educate others about the results of poor decision-making and risk management practices. Members of social fraternities and sororities are required to attend the Clay R. Warren Memorial Risk Management Retreat annually.
Holton Westbrook is a Junior Agriculture Economics major from Stephenville, Texas. A former state officer for the Future Farmers of America, Holton currently works as a Student Assistant in the President's Office. He is a member of President's Select, is the Student Government Association's Parliamentarian/At-Large Senator, and serves as Vice-President of Pi Kappa Alpha, an IFC fraternity.