On November 6, 2018, three key members of the law school’s Office of Admissions during 2016-17 were honored by Texas Tech University. Associate Dean Wendy-Adele Humphrey (’01), Assistant Dean Danielle Saavedra (’14), and Senior Admissions Counselor Donna Williams received the campus-wide Distinguished Staff “Guns Up” Award for their extraordinary service and dedication to the University during the previous academic year. More specifically, the Guns Up Award recognizes a team of employees at Texas Tech who fostered cooperation with employees, internal and external, to increase productivity and efficiency in the organization. The team also must demonstrate exemplary effort, contribute to the morale of the department or college, accept responsibility, and demonstrate a positive attitude.
One tremendous accomplishment by this law school team was raising the 2017 entering class’s credentials; the median LSAT went up two points and the median GPA increased by 0.15. Additionally, they revitalized the law school’s recruitment efforts—especially when recruiting Texas Tech undergraduate students, minorities, and females—to have a more diverse and dynamic student body. This is the first time a department at the law school has been selected to receive the prestigious “Guns Up” campus-wide award.