Texas Tech University

Engagement & Service Outreach

Service & Outreach

Davis College is committed to providing outstanding services to its partners in industry and its students. On-campus services are designed to support students and prepare them to address the challenges of the agricultural and natural resources industry. Davis College outreach activities provide cutting edge information and technology to relevant constituencies.


Davis College outreach programs are designed for full engagement with both industry and academic constituents. The following highlight a few of our partnerships and dedicated services to the industry as a whole:

  • Strong partnerships with Texas AgriLife Research (9 joint appointments), Texas AgriLife Cooperative Extension (1 joint appointment), USDA-Agricultural Research Service, and commodity groups.
  • Strong partnerships with West Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University, and Tarleton State University, as well as other universities.
  • Joint appointments across university departments to address critical interdisciplinary issues.
  • Advisory Board composed of recognized individuals in agricultural sciences and natural resources.
  • Davis College faculty members conduct more than 100 programs and workshops for our constituencies each year.
  • Davis College faculty serve the agricultural and natural resources industry through local producer boards and are active in other local, state and national organizations.


Davis College has developed programs that make the transition to college easier. Davis College also offers an Early Alert Program that identifies students having difficulty in their classes and makes them aware of tutoring and other services offered by Davis College and the university. Additionally, faculty members conduct targeted academic advising so that each student receives personal attention from a professor. These programs have resulted in a Davis College one-year retention rate of 90.7 percent and a six-year graduation rate of 71.0 percent – among the highest in the university.


Texas Tech's College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources Advisory Board is comprised of 24 members who represent the college's departments, along with the college's development and alumni relations office. While members come from varied backgrounds, all share a desire to serve the college and to further the aims and goals of the departments. This, in turn, is expected to improve the resources available to Davis College and its students. Serving on the board are:

  • Brent Bean of Lubbock
  • Patrick Brewer of Austin
  • David Brimager of New Braunfels
  • Kevin Brinkley of Lubbock
  • Dwain Bunting of Lubbock
  • Monty Christian of Lubbock
  • Sam Cunningham of Amarillo
  • Chad Dietz of Amarillo
  • John Duff of Lubbock
  • Carol Faulkenberry of Amarillo
  • Tanya Forester of Lubbock
  • Ernie Gandy of Olton
  • Ben Holland if Canyon
  • Norma Johnson of Lubbock
  • Jeff Klose of Canyon
  • Jarrod Miller of Lubbock
  • James Ray of Canyon
  • Kayla Robinson of Lubbock
  • Mike Simpson of Canyon
  • Dane Swinburn of Lubbock
  • John Van de Pol of Amherst
  • Shawn Wade of Lubbock


Students have the opportunity to participate in study abroad programs available through Davis College and Texas Tech University. All majors require or offer internships, thereby ensuring the real-world experience employers seek in today's competitive market. Davis College has an active Government Internship Program at both the state and federal levels. Davis College also boasts more than 30 clubs, organizations and nationally recognized competitive teams to give students the total university experience.