Texas Tech University

Student Affairs Departments

Vice Provost

Catherine A. Duran, Ph.D.

Catherine A. Duran, Ph.D.


P: 806.742.2984
F: 806.742.0290

201AA Student Union Building
Box 45022
Lubbock, TX 79409

Administrative Offices

Deborah Green

Deborah Green
Program Manager


Debbie Torrez

Debbie Torrez 
Director of Finances


Cynthia Sanchez 
Senior Administrative Assistant


Dean of Students

Matt Gregory, Ph.D.

Matt Gregory, Ph.D.
201 Student Union Building

The Office of the Dean of Students leads an effort to focus on non-academic matters affecting student life, student success, and student learning. This is achieved through encouraging student responsibility and leadership; supporting students and families during times of crisis, including case management services; assisting faculty and staff in resolving student concerns; active involvement in issues related to student life at Texas Tech University; and support of the University Diversity Initiative.

Center for Campus Life

Kimberly Thornton, Ed.D.

Kimberly Thornton, Ed.D.
201 Student Union Building

The Center for Campus Life provides students the opportunity to become involved on campus and in the community through various campus activities including student organizations, Fraternity & Sorority Life, Red to Black Peer Financial Coaching, the Raider Red Food Pantry, and Spirit groups. Through a variety of different programs and activities, students are able to build positive relationships with students, faculty, and staff while participating in Red Raider traditions and giving back to the  campus and community.

Office of LGBTQIA Education & Engagement 

Jody Randall, M.S.

Jody Randall, M.S.
201 Student Union Building

The Office of LGBTQIA Education & Engagement serves the Texas Tech community through facilitation and leadership of programming and advocacy efforts. These initiatives are aimed at strengthening the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) community, as well as serving as a resource for the ally community. Together, this work sustains an inclusive campus that affirms people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions. This work is done in close collaboration with partners in Student Affairs, the Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, across the institution, Lubbock, and the region.

Parent and Family Relations

Elizabeth Massengale, Ph.D.

Elizabeth Massengale, Ph.D.
201 Q Student Union Building

Parent and Family Relations (PFR) engages parents and family members as active partners in supporting student success at Texas Tech University. PFR provides parents and family members with information and resources that will help them stay informed about programs, services, and opportunities at Texas Tech, learn how to support their students, and connect with other Texas Tech parents and families.

Risk Intervention and Safety Education

Brittany Todd, M.Ed.

Brittany Todd, M. Ed.
247 Drane Hall

Risk Intervention & Safety Education (RISE) strives to promote a campus community that values holistic wellness and informed decision-making. RISE empowers students to live vital, meaningful lives through comprehensive prevention education. RISE offers educational workshops, free events, peer education, wellness coaching, and crisis response referrals. We educate students about ways to reduce or eliminate their own high-risk behavior and to help others through bystander intervention.

Student Conduct

 JaWana Green, M.Ed.

JaWana Green, M.Ed.
211 Student Wellness Center

The Office of Student Conduct serves as a valuable resource for the university community by promoting a safe living and learning environment. The Office of Student Conduct is committed to an educational and developmental conduct process that balances the interests of individual students with the interests of the university community. The student conduct process exists in order to communicate the university's expectations and to challenge those whose behavior is not in accordance with our policies.

Student Counseling Center

Richard Lenox, Ph.D.

Richard Lenox, Ph.D.
201 Student Wellness Center

The Student Counseling Center provides a safe environment for students to explore issues of concern, resolve psychological distress, and maximize their potential at Texas Tech University. Counseling services include individual, group, and couples counseling. The Student Counseling Center also houses our MindSpa, where self-directed activities help students to manage their stress and anxiety.

Student Disability Services

Larry Phillippe, Ed.D.

Larry Phillippe, Ed.D.
335 West Hall

Student Disability Services (SDS) enhances each student's learning through the provision of programs and services for students with a disability. SDS assists students in attaining academic, career, and personal goals. SDS provides reasonable in-class accommodations tailored to the individual, based on students' documentation. SDS also offers a supplemental academic enhancement program for students with learning disabilities and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders (The TECHniques Center).

Student Government Association

Micheal Gunn

Micheal Gunn
Student Union Room 302

The Student Government Association mission is to strive for honor in the service and protection of the student body of Texas Tech University, ensuring the student voice is heard, through representing the students' interests, developing personal relationships, and networks of success. SGA is committed to preparing students to be conscientious citizens of the world and to be leaders in all fields with a focus on governance and matters affecting students locally as well as nationally, and statewide. The Student Government Association also encourages student involvement and provides opportunities for students to develop a lifetime relationship with Texas Tech University.

Student Legal Services

Jill Stangl, J.D.

Jill Stangl, J.D.
307 Student Union Building

Student Legal Services (SLS) provides legal assistance with landlord-tenant matters, criminal law, traffic citations, small claims court cases, credit and collection issues, auto accident and personal injury matters, consumer fraud, contract law, estate planning, family law, and immigration law. In addition to providing individual consultations, SLS provides proactive programming and presentations to students.

Transition and Engagement

Tara Miller, Ed.D.

Tara Miller, Ed.D.
201 Student Union Building

Transition and Engagement provides a collaborative collection of programs and services that assist students in the transitions inherent to college life, and provides opportunities to engage students in the academic community and navigate successfully to graduation. Our programs create a successful experience for students during each of the major transition periods at Texas Tech University including admission to enrollment, first and second year experiences, major selection, and senior experiences.

University Career Center

Jay Killough, Ph.D.

Jay Killough, Ph.D.
150 Wiggins Complex

The University Career Center (UCC) assists in career development and education for prospective students, current students, and alumni. The UCC provides an extensive list of online jobs and on-campus interviews through Hire Red Raiders, as well as career counseling for students to explore those factors influencing career decisions.


Regular Office Hours

Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm CST
Closed weekends

Note: Our office follows the university closing/holiday schedule and TechAlert weather/operating status. To make sure you receive emergency alerts, update your contact information at www.ttu.edu/emergencyalert


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