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HSC Student Affairs

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Erin Justyna, Ph.D.

Pronouns: She/her/hers
Associate Provost for Student Affairs
T: 806.743.3451

Erin joined Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in September 2019 after more than two decades at Texas Tech University. Her experience in higher education has traversed student affairs, undergraduate education, and academic affairs. Her presentations, invited talks, and publications have focused on the role of creativity in teaching, professional identity, and workplace culture. Erin is fascinated by human potential, and her career has focused on maximizing the potential of both higher education students and academic professionals.

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Vashati Gonzales
Business Manager
T: 806.743.2175

Vashati is a Texas Tech University graduate who has worked in human resources, customer service, and finance since 2012. She specializes in motivation, communication, organization, and relationships. Her past experiences in customer service and education led her to a career in higher education, and she strives to see success in others. Vashati was born and raised in Lubbock and loves her local town. Her hobbies include cooking, watching movies/TV series, and playing pool in APA League. Vashati's pride and joy are her two daughters and son. Vashati's overall goal is to help individuals realize their own potential and teach her daughters these same values. 

Headshot of Christina CortezChristina Cortez
Administrative Assistant
Room 2C400
T: 806.743.6746

Christina Cortez is a South Plains College graduate who has worked in Administration and Customer Service since 2009. Having obtained her Associates in Office Administration, she continues to strive everyday to further her knowledge and education. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading fiction novels, baking and watching cooking shows. 

Financial Aid

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Marcus Wilson
Managing Director 
T: 806.743.3025

Marcus Wilson has been involved with financial aid for over 35 years, and has served as the Managing Director of Financial Aid with TTUHSC since 1997. He has been involved with National, Regional, and Texas financial aid professional associations, serving in many different capacities, and finds it truly incredible how the demands for students needing financial assistance has grown from three million a year to $100 million a year. Marcus enjoys the financial aid profession and the wonderful relationships that have developed from that involvement. When not dealing with federal, state and institutional funds, he enjoys spending time with his family, including the grandkids and now the great-grandkids.

International Student Support Services

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Ruby Oku
Lead Advisor
T: 806.743.4568

Ruby is a Hardin-Simmons University Graduate who is passionate about advocating for International Students. Ruby is from Ghana and is intrigued by languages, cultures, and traditions worldwide. Her past experience working in the Baptist Student Ministry department led her to work with International Students in Hardin-Simmons University, which enlightened her path to have a career in this area. She enjoys reading, working out, and nature walks.


Headshot of Amanda McSweenAmanda McSween
T: 806.743.7347

Amanda has been with TTUHSC for over 15 years, with 12 of those years in the Registrar’s Office working with students in the areas of Admissions and Enrollment Management. She graduated from Lubbock Christian University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management and is working to obtain her Masters in Higher Education at Texas Tech University. She is involved with National, Regional, and Texas Registrar professional associations and serves on various committees at the HSC aimed at improving services and processes. Amanda’s passion is serving students and helping them achieve their life long dreams of becoming health care professionals. Amanda has been married for 21 years and has three children. Her hobbies include watching her children compete in various competitive sports and hanging out with friends and family.

Student Disability Services

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Tamara Mancini, M.Ed.
T: 806.743.1926

Tamara Mancini has worked within the Texas Tech system since 2000.  She started in the athletic department as an academic advisor, but has been in disability support for students since 2005.  Tamara’s Student Affairs background led her to assisting students with their transition to college life while teaching a freshman seminar, participating in orientation training in order to develop new leaders, and supporting graduate interns in fieldwork through the disability office.  Tamara is now the Director of Disability Services at TTUHSC and brings a wealth of ADA knowledge with her.  She earned her Professional Associate from the National Association of ADA Coordinators in 2017, and continues to refresh her skills and stay current with ADA issues for students.  She is a steadfast Red Raider, earning her B.A. in English as well as her Masters in Higher Education –Student Affairs from Texas Tech.  When she is not supporting the efforts of students, Tamara loves to travel and spend time with her family.

Student Life

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Keri Shiplet
T: 806.743.2802

Keri Shiplet has worked professionally in Student Engagement and Development in and outside of the state of Texas for the past 15 years. She has worked in the areas of student organizations, student government, leadership development, programming, fraternity and sorority life, and orientation. Keri earned her B.A in Communication from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM and her M.S. in Educational Administration from Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. She has served as a presenter and facilitator for national student leadership development programs. In her free time, she enjoys camping in her travel trailer, watching tv and movies, reading, and spending time with family and her chihuahua Lily.

Veterans Resource Center

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Sara Henly
School Certifying Official
T: 806.743.7549

Sara Henly has been with Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) since 2016, when she moved to Lubbock after serving 6 years in the U.S. Navy. Sara is now the Director of the Veterans Resource Center (VRC) at TTUHSC. She continuously seeks professional development to remain current on issues relevant to veterans and their families, especially those in higher education. She has earned a Bachelor of Science in Technical Management and Master of Education in Higher Education Administration. When she is not supporting student veterans and their families on campus, she works to support them in the community and also loves to spend time with her family.

Writing Center

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Devjani Roy
Managing Director
T: 806.743.3638

Devjani Roy is the founding and inaugural director of the university-wide Writing Center, and has worked for Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center since 2016. The Writing Center serves all five campuses of the university system, working with 4,000 to 5,000 visitors every year, and helping faculty, students, staff, clinical researchers, and medical residents with academic writing and research, with a focus on scientific writing, clinical research papers, medical journal articles, presentations and speeches, c.v. and career documents, fellowship applications, residency applications, among other genres of writing. She welcomes everyone at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center to visit the Writing Center to maximize their writing and research productivity.