Texas Tech University

Kinesiology and Sport Management


Distinguished Staff Awards 2019 Group Recipient Image: Kinesiology and Sport Management

Kinesiology and Sport Management

The team from Kinesiology and Sport Management consisting of:

  • Monica Luna, Unit Manager
  • Miranda Ortiz, Business Assistant
  • Donna Torres, Lead Administrator

This team is truly the "face" of the Kinesiology and Sport Management department with welcoming and helpful service provided everyone who enters our building, calls, or interacts with our department. People comment frequently about this team's excellent work in fulfillment of their job responsibilities. Their exemplary performance begins with how well each individually "goes the extra mile" to answer questions and help (always with smiles on their faces). The faculty continuously depend on this team of outstanding professionals for assistance and solving problems and resolving issues. Students know they can count on this team for help, such as their willingness to stop whatever they are doing and immediately provide assistance. These three staff members complete all the work associated with graduate admissions, budgetary management for grants and start-up packages, webmaster, scholarships, room reservations, budget, personnel (ePAFs), salaries, academic scheduling, purchasing, travel, inventory, and building repair and maintenance. They also provide staff support for graduate program reviews, the hiring process for 32 faculty searches in the past 5 years, and support for the Texas Tech chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Needless to say, they are the glue that keeps Kinesiology and Sport Management running smoothly.