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Witt Westbrook

Internal Vice President, SGA Junior, Energy Commerce major from Stephenville, Texas “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle

Kevin Koestler

Vice President for Graduate Affairs, SGA Graduate student, Business Administration from Carrollton, Texas

“I wanna be the very best, like no one ever was” - Ash Ketchum

From the Internal VP

From the Graduate VP

Welcome back to campus Red Raiders! Many of you are taking your first steps on campus as a Red Raider, while others are returning for another successful year in Lubbock, Texas. It is an exciting time to see the Red Raider family back together once again. There is no better place to call home than Texas Tech University, and no better time than now to become a Red Raider. Texas Tech is “boomin & movin” in all aspects. From being recognized as a Tier One University, to our student enrollment being higher than ever, it is evident that “from here, it is possible.” As your Internal Vice President, I look forward to not only representing each one of you, but also working alongside each other to help better our campus. There are so many opportunities for change here at Texas Tech, and with our hard-working and caring administration and Student Government Association, I know we can leave Tech greater than we found it. As Internal VP, I work closely with the senators who serve to represent each individual college in the university. It is my goal this year to see that Student Government is transparent with the student body as a whole. Our senators will work for you to see that campus safety, diversity, and equality for each Red Raider is better than it has ever been. It is also my goal to work alongside the many organizations across campus to see that they are satisfied and are allocated the funding they need to make an impact within our community, and even across the world. There is no time greater than now that we as Red Raiders have to come together as one. We have such a great opportunity to set an example for the rest of the world, and how to work with one another. I hope you see this display of work ethic, and unity I am talking about radiate from our SGA. I truly believe we can make a huge impact at Texas Tech just by holding ourselves accountable and leading through our actions. There is something special about the Red Raider family. Nowhere else will you find a university made up of such driven, diverse, and empowered students and faculty. I look forward to new relationships being formed, and to the lasting changes we will all work together on this upcoming year. Go Raiders!

What an exciting time to be a part of the Texas Tech University family! The Student Government Association is excited to serve the students during this 52nd session with a focus on creating a sense of safety, support and community through student-driven initiatives. As a representative of the student body, particularly the graduate students, the Office of the Vice President for Graduate Affairs will work diligently to provide graduate students with the tools for success in all of their endeavors. We will continue to create a better and more comfortable academic environment for graduate study and research. Most importantly, we will strive to serve the students as an integral advocate for your needs, wants, and concerns. Texas Tech is a rapidly growing institution with many opportunities. I implore you to take advantage of the resources and opportunities provided at Texas Tech. SGA funds 225+ organizations, which encompass a wide variety of purposes. Being involved in extracurricular activities on campus is a great way to personally develop, create lasting friendships, and contribute to our inclusive community. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me or anyone in SGA for assistance. We have an open-door policy and are located on the third floor of the Student Union building. Together we can continue to create a better experience at Texas Tech University. Wreck ‘Em Tech! Kevin Koestler Vice President for Graduate Affairs, SGA

Witt Westbrook Internal Vice President, SGA / 2016-2017


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