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General Inquiries 806-742-3885 | ord.vpr@ttu.edu | vpr.communications@ttu.edu

Limited Submissions limitedsubs.vpr@ttu.edu

Grant Editors granteditor.vpr@ttu.edu 

Meet the Team

Kay Tindle, Ph.D. 

Assistant Vice President 

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Kay Tindle currently serves as Assistant Vice President in the Office of Research & Innovation.

Kayla Tindle

Carrie Romo, J.D.

Associate Director

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Carrie Romo jointed Texas Tech University in April, 2014 and currently serves as Associate Director for the Office of Research Development & Communications in the Office of Research & Innovation. In this role she coordinates with faculty in developing large, multi-disciplinary proposals submitted to federal agencies, assists individual researchers restructure and refine their proposals for submission or resubmission, and works with the TTU federal affairs team to help promote TTU researchers and strengths.

Carrie Romo

Missy Jenkins

Program Manager

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Missy Jenkins currently serves as a Program Manager for the Office of Research Development & Communications (ORDC) in the Office of Research & Innovation. In this role she will assist faculty in proposal development for large, multi-disciplinary grants. She will also work with new faculty in identifying future and current funding opportunities that align with faculty research interests and institutional strengths, as well as coordinating and supporting grantsmanship workshops and events.

Amber McCord, Ph.D.

Graphic Designer

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Amber McCord serves as the Graphic Designer for the Office of Research Development & Communications in the Office of Research & Innovation. She offers consultation for faculty members across campus to improve and create graphics for grant proposals and publication manuscripts. Amber also works in the Communication Training Center (CTC), which helps faculty and graduate students improve their visual and verbal communication skills through regular workshops.

Amber Mccord

Cristal P. Sanchez

Program Manager

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Cristal P. Sanchez currently serves as a Program Manager for the Office of Research Development & Communications in the Office of Research & Innovation. In her role she collaborates in planning and implementing research development events and projects while also managing the limited submission competition process. Her main focus is in identifying future and current funding opportunities that align with faculty research interests and institutional strengths, as well as coordinating and supporting grantsmanship workshops.

Cristal P. Sanchez

Kaitlyn Hale

Unit Manager

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Kaitlyn Hale serves as the unit manager of communications in the Office of Research Development & Communications. She maintains the Office of the Provost and Office of Research & Innovation websites and assists in developing communications for both offices.

Kaitlyn Hale

Jason Cannon

Senior Editor

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Jason Cannon serves as senior editor in the Office of Research Development & Communications at Texas Tech University. From video production to audio podcasting and more, he develops content to highlight the university's research efforts and academic pursuits.

Karen Michael

Senior Editor

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Karen Michael is a senior editor in the Office of Research Development & Communications. She enjoys writing about Texas Tech researchers for publications such as Discoveries.

Crystal Price

Senior Editor

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As a senior editor for the Office of Research Development & Communications, Crystal writes and edits content that showcases the academic research pursuits of Texas Tech University. Her duties also include maintaining the Office of the Provost and Office of Research & Innovation websites and social media and assists in developing communications for both offices.

Crystal Price

Office of Research Development & Communications