Texas Tech University

Emilee K Sanderson

Internal Vice President

Email: emsander@ttu.edu

Hello, Red Raiders! My name is Emilee Sanderson, and I am excited to be serving as the 2023 – 2024 Internal Vice President for the study body of Texas Tech University. I am a junior studying Agricultural and Applied Economics and General Business Administration, with a minor in Agricultural Leadership, and a concentration in International Agribusiness.

I am a fifth-generation cattle rancher from Blackwell, Texas. Agriculture has always been a large part of my life and revealed endless opportunities for growth and perseverance. When deciding where to pursue my collegiate educational career, I wanted to find a place that would provide those same opportunities. From the moment I stepped foot in Raiderland, I felt it. Every student, faculty, and staff member joyfully embraced me as a potential student. I felt the kindness, accountability, inclusion, and level of investment that our university makes in every student. This investment is what brought me to the decision to become a Red Raider!

I took an unconventional route from high school to college. By spending a gap year working for a non-profit organization, I traveled over 45,000 miles across Texas and spoke to over 300 high schools. This experience was pivotal in my leadership development. Now, I am honored to be involved in many capacities on campus. Within the Student Government Association, I have served as a First Year Leadership Association representative, then as a Davis College Senator.

Additionally, I serve as an executive officer for my sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta. As the Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion I encourage those around me to look beyond themselves and embrace the uniqueness of our world. I am a university ambassador, through the President's Select program. I am also part of many student organizations affiliated with both Davis College of Agriculture and Rawls College of Business. I am involved in Davis College Agritechsan's, Student Agricultural Council, Tech Food Recovery Network, and Beta Gamma Sigma International Business Honor Society. I have found a home within each of these groups.

It will be the highest privilege to serve in the Student Government Association alongside my incredibly capable teammates. We are dedicated to listening to the students, to ensure the experiences are valuable beyond their years as students. Our work has just begun.

As Internal Vice President, I will serve as the President of the Student Senate. Our senate represents every educational facet of Texas Tech and strives for honor by developing meaningful legislation to enact change on campus. I will work to connect all internal entities of SGA to make certain the cohesive work we do now affects generations of future Red Raiders. I am excited to empower senators to produce legislation that uplifts the student body.

If I can ever be of service to you, please contact me with questions, comments, or concerns at emsander@ttu.edu. Feel free to stop by my office, in the Student Union Building Room 302. I look forward to meeting and hearing the stories of all Red Raiders. Wreck ‘Em!

Emilee K. Sanderson