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

joie.hutchison@ttu.edu Joie's Headshot

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

alexis.ortiz@ttu.edu Alexis Headshot

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.

Alexis is a proud and financial member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

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 Sigma Theta 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
  • Zeta Phi Beta 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


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 
  • Grade Reports
  • Leadership Development
  • Academic Initiatives
  • Civic Engagement
  • Rho Lambda Honor Society
  • Shadowing CPH & NPHC

Taylor Harris 


Graduate Assistant, Fraternity & Sorority Life


Taylor is a first-year graduate student from Fort Worth, Texas. Taylor graduated from Tarleton State University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies with a minor in English in May of 2021. She is currently pursuing a Master's in Higher Education Administration. In her free time, Taylor enjoys cooking and spending time with friends. 

Contact For:

Organization Liason:

  • Social Media & Graphics
  • Grade Reports
  • Member Development
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Risk Management Education & Prevention
  • Order of Omega Honor Society
  • Shadowing IFC & MGC


Erica Richardson (She, Her)

Student Assistant, Fraternity & Sorority Life Erica Headshot


Erica is a third-year undergraduate student from Dallas, Texas. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor in Psychology with a minor in Health. In her free time, Erica enjoys shopping, reading, and trying new restaurants.

Contact For:

  • Administrative Tasks
  • Office Communications
  • Roster Management (ICS)
  • Room Reservations
  • Website Updates/TechConnect