Student Life Staff
Office Location: 2C400, Academic Classroom Building - Lubbock Campus
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.
Doris Hereford has been employed within the Texas Tech System for a total of six years and at the Health Sciences Center since 2017. She loves working with the students, being an advocate for them and support their education and wellbeing. Last month she graduated from Texas Tech University with her Masters in Higher Education. Guns up! When she’s not at work or school she enjoys being around family and friends, hanging out with her two teenage sons, binge watching her favorite shows and traveling. Doris is excited to bring new, fresh and innovative ideas to Student Life and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion for the students. She believes every voice needs to be heard and represented.
Deidra Satterwhite has been employed at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center since 2012. Deidra has a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication from Lubbock Christian University and a Masters of Arts in Mass Communication from Texas Tech University. When not working she enjoys playing with her three dogs, spending time with her family, going to the movies, and playing drums. Deidra is excited to be a part of the Student Life team and has a passion for serving students as they navigate their university experience on the way to becoming health care professionals.
Gemma Volpato has been employed at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center since the fall of 2017. Gemma has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Lubbock Christian University and will be graduating from Texas Tech University with her Masters in Counselor Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in May of 2020. When she’s not at work, school, or seeing clients for counseling she enjoys reading books, going to the movies, and spending time with family. Even though Gemma only works part-time for Student Life, she is excited to be part Student Life and is happy to help our students!