Texas Tech University

Jess Sanchez

Program Manager

"Cultivate kindness."

Jess Sanchez, Program Manager


I am responsible for developing initiatives that help support students in their first year at Texas Tech. I coordinate Red Raider Camp and engagement programs like the Majors & Minors Fair and Texas Techspo.

I received my Associate of Business Administration from South Plains College and my Bachelor of Business Administration in Management with a focus in Human Resource Management from Texas Tech University. After transferring from SPC, I started my involvement at Texas Tech with the Transfer Connection program as a Transfer Ambassador. I transitioned into the role of Lead Ambassador where I learned to manage a group of Transfer Ambassadors and lead the Transfer Techsans program. After graduating, I worked as a Human Resources Business Partner for WoundCentrics. I was responsible for the company's recruiting efforts, designing the newsletter, and maintaining employee files. The combination of these experiences have prepared me to take on this role while also providing endless opportunities for growth and development.

When I'm not working, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our families. We have two nephews who we're crazy about, so we love spending lots of time with them! Eric and I also enjoy cooking together by trying out new recipes, catching up on our TV shows, and thinking about exciting new trips we want to take one day.

Ask me about:

The best piece of advice I've ever been given.

People will forget what you said, and they will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel.

The most inspiring part of my job.

The most inspiring part of this job is having the opportunity to see students utilize resources, programs, and events to make their time at Texas Tech worthwhile, whether it's making new friends, passing a difficult course, or trying out something new on campus. For me, it's about the little victories you see them achieve as they "grow through what they go through" here at TTU.

Who I would swap places with for a day.

My 2 1/2 year old nephew, Hudson. Every day seems like such a fun, happy day.

When I was 5, I was pretty sure I would be:

Veterinarian by day, Rock-Star by night. 

Sanchez family
Jess and nephews


Years in Higher Ed


Years at TTU


Years in T&E



Smiling.  Smiling is my favorite.
Laughing at my own jokes
Brainstorming new ideas.
Keeping up with my keys, phone, wallet, etc.



As a HUGE Avengers fan, I was so happy to learn that Thor and I are one-in-the-same. I resonate with Thor's sense of humor because I love to joke around and keep a lighthearted, fun atmosphere. Though at times Thor can be stubborn, I believe that it's our dedication to our beliefs and our relationships to always do what is right, even when it's tough.

Which Avenger are you?