Texas Tech University

Management Instructor Emilia Westney Announces Retirement

Trevor Bell

December 11, 2015


After serving as an instructor in the Area of Management for almost 20 years, Emilia Westney has announced her retirement. During her time at the college, Emilia taught courses in Executive Skills in the MBA program, as well as undergraduate courses in Principles of Management, Strategic Management, and Business and Society. For many years, Westney was also the director of the Center for Professional Development, where she oversaw the management of non-credit professional education, as well as the executive-style MBA programs.

Before joining the Rawls College in 1996, she earned her MBA from Texas Tech and her Master of Music from Yale University. A classically trained singer, she first pursued a career in music as a performer and teacher, after which she embarked on a career in business. Her industry experience includes several years as a financial consultant with Merrill Lynch. In addition, she worked as project director, then as managing director of the International Foundation for Retirement Education, a national nonprofit entity that provides certification programs for retirement professionals. She holds the Certified Retirement Counselor professional designation. She is married to Texas Tech professor and concert pianist William Westney.

We would like to thank Emilia for her many years and contributions to the Area of Management, the Rawls College, and Texas Tech University!