Texas Tech University

Parent & Family Relations Think Tank

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Purpose:

The purpose of the Parent & Family Relations Think Tank is to provide feedback for Parent & Family Relations (PFR) to enhance its communication strategies and program offerings for Red Raider families.

Meet our current Think Tank Members:

 Sonya Battle

Sonya Battle
DeSoto, TX

Susan Beard

Susan Beard
Shoreline, WA

Jennifer Colehower

 Jennifer Colehower
Buda, TX

Terri Johnson

Terri Johnson
Loveland, CO

Micheal Lovejoy

Michael Lovejoy
Burleson, TX

Photo coming soon

Brad Mayer
Cave Creek, AZ

Photo coming soon

Ginger Shaw
Mesquite, TX

 Joe Smith

Joe Smith
Denton, TX

Kim Sneed

 Kim Sneed
Corpus Christi, TX

Valerie Tessitore

Valerie Tessitore
Rockwall, TX

Benefits, Requirements, Responsibilities, and Application Process:

Benefits:

  • Support your student's university by helping shape parent/family-specific communications and programming
  • Make connections with Texas Tech University staff and other Red Raider families
  • Recognition on the Parent & Family Relations website

Requirements for Eligibility:

  • Must be the parent or family member of an undergraduate student currently enrolled at Texas Tech University
  • Must be willing to meet the responsibilities outlined below
  • Must be available for a Skype meeting January 15, 2020 at 12:30 p.m. CST.

Responsibilities:

  • PFR Think Tank members will be asked to review and provide feedback on various electronic and printed communication pieces as well as programs offered by the department. Publications for review will be shared via Dropbox, and feedback will be submitted electronically through a survey form provided by PFR.
  • Members may also be asked to provide contributions to department communications, such as tips for new Red Raider families.
  • Attend Bi-annual Skype Meetings – PFR Think Tank meetings will occur twice a year via Skype. Meetings, similar to conference calls either with or without video, will last approximately one hour. The Spring 2020 meeting will be January 15, 2020 at 12:30 p.m. CST. Additional communications will occur via email.
  • Term of service will be a maximum of two years, as long as your student remains enrolled at Texas Tech. For example, if your student is nearing their senior year and you cannot serve for two years, we would still appreciate your membership in the Think Tank.

Application Process:

PFR Think Tank applications are closed at this time.