CASNR’s Sandra Addo tapped as Texas Tech Staff Senate President-Elect
By: Norman Martin
Sandra Addo, the Administrator for Diversity & Graduate Student Recruitment with Texas Tech University's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resource, has been selected President-Elect of the Texas Tech Staff Senate. The organization broadly focuses on contributing to the welfare of its staff employees; serving as a liaison among staff, administration, faculty, and students; and advising the administration in matters affecting the staff.
“I'm honored to have the opportunity to serve as Staff Senate President-Elect,” Addo said. “I'm passionate about advocating on behalf of staff members all over campus, and I look forward to what the next year will bring.” Among her duties will be representing the staff senate at faculty senate meetings, and hosting new staff senator orientations. There are some 3,500 staff members spread across the sprawling South Plains campus.
Addo, who is based in CASNR's Dr. Bill Bennett Student Success Center, is part of a group of professionals in the CASNR Dean's Office charged with recruiting and retaining the best students for the college, said CASNR Interim Dean Cindy Akers.
Addo is responsible for coordinating diversity recruitment of all students for CASNR through a targeted effort, as well as creating and distributing information and printed literature emphasizing CASNR diversity, its programs, centers and facilities. In addition, she aids in marketing and promoting CASNR graduate programs; developing an overall recruitment plan and participating in graduate recruitment activities.
Prior to joining the CASNR staff, Addo served as admissions counselor with Texas Tech's Office of Undergraduate Admissions and a drop-in tutor with Tech's Student Disabilities Services. The Wylie, Texas, native received her bachelor's degree in business administration and marketing, and her master's degree in strategic communication and innovation from Texas Tech.
The Dr. Bill Bennett Student Success Center is named for long-time member of the Department of Plant and Soil Science's emeritus faculty Bill Bennett. Bennett joined the Texas Tech faculty in 1968, and was a trailblazer in raising money for scholarships to increase recruitment of students, in addition to spearheading creation of the college's Ambassadors for Agriculture and Agri-Techsans programs.
CONTACT: Cindy Akers, Interim Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2808 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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