West Texas native, Monica Craven, joined the faculty team at Texas Tech University in January of 2022. She continues to pursue her passion for helping students as the administrative business assistant at Davis College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.
Craven graduated from Balmorhea High School and went on to marry her high school sweetheart. She relocated to Midland and graduated from Midland College with an associate degree in Business Administration, then landed a job as the administrative assistant at Trinity School of Midland.
“I love being able to help students,” Craven said.
“It’s a big family. Everybody is always willing to reach out and help somebody, just the support that is shown at different events is just amazing to me.”
Craven handles course scheduling for agricultural communications, as well as agricultural education courses. As she settles into her career at Texas Tech, she expresses gratitude for the red raider way of life that surrounds the campus. She said she plans to stick around for a while.
“I love the department. Everybody has been welcoming,” Craven said. “[They] have just been very kind and sweet in helping me in training. They are very understanding.
“So, I love the department I’m in. I know Tech is a huge, huge campus and I’m glad that I was able to land here.”
Courtney Meyers, Ph. D. is a professor and graduate studies coordinator at the Davis College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. She has been one of the many, welcoming faces to greet Craven at Texas Tech.
“We are so excited to have Monica as a part of our department family,” Meyers said. “She has been a tremendous asset to us. Since the day she started, she has a great attitude.”
“I know, the longer she’s here, the more she will learn and the more she will be sought out as a resource when we need help.”
After just a few months here, Craven has felt the southern hospitality that embodies the campus at Texas Tech and urges students to feel comfortable attending a large campus college.
“It’s a big family. Everybody is always willing to reach out and help somebody,” Craven said. “Just the support that is shown at different events is just amazing to me.”