Texas Tech University

Convocations Committee

Charge:

The Convocations Committee is responsible for planning the all-university commencement exercises. The committee shall counsel with the provost regarding the selection of commencement speakers. The co-chairperson is appointed each year and will serve as marshal and chairperson the next year.

Appointment:

Appointments will be made by the provost from nominations received through standard procedures. Terms will be three years for faculty, one year for students.

Operating Procedures:

The committee will develop its own operating procedures subject to approval by the provost. Copies of any minutes or reports are to be provided to the officer to whom the committee reports, to the Faculty Senate, the Staff Senate, and to the University Library. The chairperson may be invited to visit the Faculty Senate to inform the Senate of the activities of the committee during the year.

Chairperson:

The co-chairperson will be appointed annually by the provost.

Membership:

See below membership code.

Name College/Department Membership Code Term Began Term Ends
Busher, Bailee Student Member
2
2020 2021
Cash, Carla Davis College of Visual & Performing Arts
1
2020 2023
De Leon, Esther  University Libraries  1 2018 2021
Griffith, Lauren  College of Arts & Sciences
1
2020 2023
Hernandez, Annette  College of Engineering  1 2020 2023
Jou, Jesse College of Visual and Performing Arts
1
2017 2020
Kirschner, Jessica  University Libraries  1 2018 2021
Kolle, Kora Student Member
2
2020 2021
Lyford, Conrad  College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources
1
2020 2023
Phelps, Cynthia  College of Arts & Sciences
1
2020 2023
Rohrig, Tom University Libraries
1
2020 2023
Sappington, Jayne  University Libraries
1
2020 2023
Shimkowski, Jenna  College of Media and Communication  1 2018 2021
Thompson, Leslie College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
1
2020 2023
Venhuizen,Von College of Visual and Performing Arts
1
2020 2023
Walker, Kim  College of Visual & Performing Arts
1
2020 2023
Cavazos, Luciana Office of the Provost
3
Ex-officio  
Durham DeCesaro, Genevieve Office of the Provost
3
Ex-officio  
Dixon, Amiee  Office of the Provost
3
Ex-officio  

Membership Code:

  1. Twenty-five faculty (25) members
  2. Two (2) student members: one (1) undergraduate, one (1) graduate
  3. Office of the Provost representatives, Ex-officio