Texas Tech University

Joel M. Rivero

Student Body President

Email: joelrive@ttu.edu

Hey Red Raiders! My name is Joel Rivero, and I am honored to serve as your Student Body President for the 2023-2024 academic year. I am a senior studying Political Science and Finance with a minor in general business.

I am a native West Texan as I was born and raised in Midland, Texas as well as a first-generation Red Raider. When I first stepped foot on campus I immediately knew that this university would be a home away from home and I truly felt valued by everyone I interacted with.. Throughout my time at Texas Tech, I've had the opportunity to serve and lead in many capacities across campus. Within SGA, I have had the honor and privilege of serving in several capacities, beginning with my involvement in the First Year Leadership Association, where I interned for the External Vice President at the time. Since then, I have served as a Senator for both the college of Arts & Sciences and as a Senator At-Large. In the 58th senate session, I served as the Sergeant At-Arms as well as the Vice-Chairman for the Budget & Finance Committee.

Further, I have been heavily involved across campus in many organizations such as the Hispanic Student Society, where I served as the External Vice President for the 2022-2023 academic year, Mortar Board, Beta Upsilon Chi Fraternity, President's Select as a university ambassador, College of Arts & Sciences ambassadors and a member of the Scovell Business Leadership Program, among others.

My time at Tech has provided me with opportunities of a lifetime and this has made my love and passion for this university go beyond anything I can imagine. Texas Tech is a place where all students feel empowered to succeed in their walks of life. One of my favorite things about Texas Tech is the family like culture that surrounds the Tech community. My hope as president is to ensure that every single red raider feels valued and cared for while a student here and is equipped with the necessary resources to excel both in and out of the classroom.

One thing that I encourage you all to do is to get plugged into a community here on campus, whether that is through your college or just any other student organization, I encourage as much outreach as possible. Getting plugged in early on will help you create friendships that last a lifetime and the great thing about Texas Tech is that there are plenty of ways to get plugged into a community.

I am deeply humbled and honored to be able to serve the student body and this university as the 99th Student Body President. I am eager and excited to work alongside such a bright and talented student body to ensure that every Red Raider has a timeless experience and makes the most out of their Red Raider experience.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please feel free to contact me at Joelrive@ttu.edu. My office doors are always open, and I'd love to get to meet each and every one of you, so stop by the SGA office in the SUB room 302. Wreck ‘Em!!

Joel M. Rivero