Texas Tech University


Kimberly Thornton, Ed.D. (She, Her)

Senior Director,  Center for Campus Life


Kimberly Thornton Ed.D.

Kimberly Thornton is currently the Senior Director for Center for Campus Life (CCL) at Texas Tech University. The Center for Campus Life includes the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life, the Spirt Office, Student Involvement, the TTU Food Pantry, the LGBTQ program, and the Red to Black Peer Financial Coaching program. She has over 15 years of experience in Student Affairs in the areas of Student Activities, Greek Life, Community Service, Leadership, Career Services, and Admissions.

She received a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication from Louisiana State University (LSU), a Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, and a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership – Higher Administration at Louisiana Tech University.

She is an active alumni member of Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity. Kimberly is an avid LSU and Red Raider fan.


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Joie LeRette, M.Ed. (She, Her)

Associate Director, Fraternity & Sorority Life

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Joie, originally from Iowa, attended Iowa State University, where she graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies with a minor in History in 2015. Joie received her Master's Degree in Professional Counseling at the University of West Georgia. She has been serving the fraternity and sorority members at Texas Tech since 2017. In her free time, Joie can be found playing with her dog Norman and trying new bakes and recipes to share with her team. 

Contact For: 

Organization Liason:

  • College Panhellenic Council (CPH)
  • Leadership Development 
  • Equity and Inclusion Initiatives 
  • Advisor Engagement & Education
  • Potential Member Engagement 
  • Alpha Chi Omega
  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Alpha Phi
  • Alpha Xi Delta
  • Chi Omega 
  • Delta Delta Delta 
  • Delta Gamma
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Kappa Delta
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Zeta Tau Alpha

Alexis Ortiz, M.Ed. (She, Her)

Assistant Director, Fraternity & Sorority Life

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Alexis is a 2x Red Raider Graduate, obtaining her Bachelors in History and Masters in Higher Education Administration from Texas Tech. Alexis has been a proud Red Raider since 2014, serving in various roles such as involved student leader, Student Assistant, Graduate Assistant, and now a full-time staff member. Alexis is passionate about culturally-based fraternal organizations, and leadership development. In her free time, Alexis can be found watching reality TV and spending time with her husband and three dachshunds.


Contact For: 

Organization Liason: 


  • Multicultural Greek Council (MGC)
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
  • Membership Development & Engagement
  • Academic Initiatives
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. 
  • Alpha Sigma Rho Sorority, Inc.
  • Delta Alpha Omega Multicultural Fraternity, Inc.
  • Delta Alpha Sigma Multicultural Sorority, Inc.
  • Delta Epsilon Psi Fraternity, Inc. 
  • Delta Kappa Delta Sorority, Inc.
  • Delta Phi Omega Sorority, Inc.
  • Gamma Alpha Omega Sorority, Inc.
  • Gamma Beta National Fraternity, Inc.
  • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
  • Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc.
  • Lambda Delta Psi Sorority, Inc.
  • Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.
  • Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc.
  • Omega Delta Phi Fraternity, Inc.
  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
  • Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc.
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc


Assistant Director, Fraternity & Sorority Life

Contact For: 

Organization Liason: 


  • Interfraternity Council (IFC)
  • Risk prevention Initiatives
  • Civic Engagement Programs 
  • Alpha Gamma Rho
  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Beta Upsilon Chi
  • Chi Psi
  • Delta Chi
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Farmhouse
  • Kappa Alpha Order
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Kappa Psi
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Nu
  • Sigma Tau Gamma
  • Sigma Phi Delta
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Theta Chi


Melina Barboza

(She/Her) Graduate Assistant, Fraternity & Sorority Lifemelina


Melina is a first-year graduate student from Corpus Christi, Texas. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Higher Education Administration. she graduated from Texas Tech University in December 2020 with her Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science. In her free time, Melina enjoys spending time with her puppy Nebula, watching The Golden Girls, or going to H-E-B. 

Contact For: 

Organization Liason: 

  • Fraternity & Sorority Ambassador Program 
  • Member Development
  • Leadership Development
  • Grade Reports
  • Roster Management 
  • Rho Lambda Honor Society
  • Order of Omega Honor Society

Michelle Merida (She, Her)


Student Assistant, Fraternity & Sorority Life


Michelle is a Senior from The Woodlands, Texas. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration with a Concentration in Management and a Minor in Spanish. She is also a Student Ambassador for the Rawls College of Business and a proud member of Delta Kappa Delta Sorority, Inc. In her free time, Michelle enjoys running, cooking, and listening to Taylor Swift.

Contact For:

  • Weekly Newsletter
  • Website Updates
  • TechConnect
  • Assessments/Surveys
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


Megan Rodriguez (She, Her)

Student Assistant, Fraternity & Sorority Life megan 2


Megan is a Sophomore from Fort Worth, Texas. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, with the hopes of becoming a Labor and Delivery Nurse. In her free time, Megan is an avid movie watcher, a runner, and a proud
member of Delta Gamma!






Contact For:

  • Roster Management
  • New Member Grade Verification forms and Intake Packets
  • Room Reservations
  • Office Event Planning
  • Academic Initiatives

Giselle Reyes (She, Her)giselle
Student Assistant, Fraternity & Sorority Life


Giselle is a Senior from Tomball, Texas. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration with a Concentration in Management and a Minor in Spanish. She is also an Executive Member of the Rotaract Club and a proud member of Alpha Chi Omega. In her free time, Giselle enjoys hanging out with friends, watching movies, and listening to Shawn Mendes.

Contact For: 

  • Social Media
  • Graphics
  • Merchandise Designs
  • Civic Engagement