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Our Mission

The Office of Professional Affairs provides leadership and guidance in the development of career-enhancing programs and employment opportunities for all students. These programs are intended to develop and enhance professional attitudes and values, promote a supportive atmosphere for life-long learning and emphasize continued personal and professional development.

Our Administrators

Dr. Krystal Edwards

Krystal L. Edwards, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS
Associate Dean for Career Development

Dr. Krystal L. Edwards in an Associate Professor in the Ambulatory Care Division on the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy Dallas/Fort Worth Campus. She currently practices at a Health-E-Care clinic in Fort Worth. As Associate Dean for Career Development, she is responsible for primary oversight of Pharm.D. student professional career development programs and student professional organizations on all campuses of the SOP. She also works with the Associate Dean for Professional Development to administer the activities of the School Office of Professional Affairs and carry out programs of the office on all SOP campuses. The two associate deans work to promote public relations and affiliation of students, staff, and faculty with community organizations.
  • Promotes professional career development of Pharm.D. students through creation and implementation of pharmacy career awareness programs and planning;
  • Oversees faculty and student involvement in professional societies to promote activities and communication across campuses;
  • Works with the Associate Dean for Professional Development to bring public recognition to student, alumni, faculty and staff accomplishments.

Phone: 214-358-9051  Email: krystal.edwards@ttuhsc.edu

Payne

Kenna Payne, Pharm.D., BCPS
Associate Dean for Professional Development

Dr. Kenna Payne is an Assistant Professor at TTUHSC School of Pharmacy at our Amarillo Campus with a clinical practice focusing on inpatient family medicine. She is an alumnus of TTUHSC SOP, graduating in 2005. As Associate Dean for Professional Development, she is responsible for the development of student professionalism and development and enhancement of alumni relations on all campuses of the School of Pharmacy. She also works with the Associate Dean for Career and Development to administer the activities of the School Office of Professional Affairs and carry out programs of the office on all SOP campuses. The two associate deans work to promote public relations and affiliation of students, staff, and faculty with community organizations.
  • Assists with the development of professionalism in students via curriculum (education, remediation, and mentorship);
  • Develops programming to enhance alumni relations;
  • Works with the Associate Dean for Career Development to bring public recognition to student, alumni, faculty and staff accomplishments.

Phone: 806-414-9309  Email: kenna.payne@ttuhsc.edu

Amanda Hines

Amanda Hines
Program Director

Amanda Hines supports Dr. Edwards on the Dallas Campus Office of Professional Affairs. She earned her B.S. in Psychology from Texas Tech University in 2003. She was previously the coordinator for Experiential Programs on the Abilene campus and joined the Professional Affairs team in the fall of 2014. Before coming to the SOP, Amanda coordinated mission trips for high school and junior high students all over the southeastern United States and spent a year living in Ukraine. She is originally from Whitesboro, Texas. Amanda loves college football (really most sports) and all things Texas Tech, has run a few half marathons and enjoys being crafty.

Phone: 214-358-9056  Email: amanda.hines@ttuhsc.edu

perry

Rebecca Perry
Coordinator

Rebecca Perry supports Dr. Payne in the Amarillo Campus Office of Professional Affairs. She was born and raised in Amarillo, Texas. She started working for the TTUHSC School of Pharmacy in October 1999 in the Student Services Department. In May 2007, she transferred to the Professional Affairs Department. Prior to her time with the SOP, Rebecca worked in the law enforcement area. She is the mother of two wonderful sons, Derek and Sean, and has two grandsons, Justin and JT. She enjoys gardening and outdoor activities and participates in Special Olympics with Sean.

Phone: 806-414-9352  Email: rebecca.perry@ttuhsc.edu

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