At Campus Live, we love to feature various alumni of Texas Tech who are proud Red Raiders and excel in their industries. There’s no doubt Red Raider fans are some of the most proud in the country, and in this month’s alumni spotlight, we had the chance to sit down with Chris Snead of the Texas Tech Alumni Association. During our conversation, we were able to take a glance at Snead’s time as a student at Texas Tech, learn more about his background, and also see what life is like as Vice President of Operations for the Texas Tech Alumni Association. Take a look at each topic of conversation and learn a little more about Chris Snead.
Time as a student at Texas Tech:
I was here in the late 80’s and early 90’s and thoroughly enjoyed my time at Texas Tech. I
was involved in a business fraternity and played intramural sports. I majored in Technical
Communications under the College of Arts and Sciences, and I really enjoyed the campus life
and everything that went with it.
Overview of career after graduation from TTU:
When I graduated I worked for a couple of years for Head Start. I utilized my degree and I edited
training manuals for Head Start. Then I came back on campus and worked in the continuing
education program and worked in personal and professional development. Then I worked
in advertising before coming back to the university with the alumni association in 1999 and have been here ever since.
What’s a day-to-day for your role in the TTU Alumni Association?
I would tell you there are no two days alike at the Alumni Association. In the nineteen years I’ve been here,
I’ve worked in the chapter development arena; I’ve worked in memberships, facilities, scholarships, etc. Now, my concentrations are facilities and scholarships, and I’m also the athletics liaison. I’ll typically start my day with a quick bible study. The second thing I do is usually get onto the Texas Tech message board, so I can see what the natives are thinking, just to make sure there are no university issues that the Alumni Association should be aware of. I’ll take a lap of the building to make sure that everything is the way it’s
supposed to be. Then, I’ll check in with our COO and CFO to make sure that we are where we should be. Finally, I’ll go about the day of phone calls, emails and meetings.
Best thing about living in Lubbock:
You know, it’s a great place to raise a family. I will tell you that when I came to Lubbock, I was wondering what in the world I got myself into. I came to Texas Tech and Lubbock, Texas, sight unseen. I had decided I was going to come here based on a football game from the 1986 Independence Bowl, and it was the best decision I ever made in my life. When I graduated, my wife had already graduated the year before
and had a job here, so we made the decision to stay here. Our kids were born and raised here, and I will tell you that I have not looked back one moment and regretted the
decision to live in Lubbock.