New managing director of hospitality services at Texas Tech

Kirk Rodriguez is named managing director of hospitality services at Texas Tech.

In late January, Kirk Rodriguez was named managing director of hospitality services at Texas Tech University, in Lubbock.

On staff since 1993, Rodriguez has served in various support and leadership roles for the university, most recently as associate director overseeing retail and operations, where he coordinated the transition from a traditional all-you-care-to-eat dining program to a retail-driven program encompassing more than 30 dining outlets. He has played a key role in a variety of university renovations and expansion projects and is currently overseeing the Campus West dining location project to be completed in the fall of this year.

As managing director of hospitality services, Rodriguez will be responsible for all hospitality services foodservice operations, financial and business services, IT, marketing, training, facilities maintenance, in addition to projects and development. According to a press release announcing the promotion, “Kirk’s leadership will help Hospitality Services to continually promote the success of students as the university community looks toward the horizon for record growth with its drive to reach 40,000 students by 2020.”

Rodriguez received his graduate and undergraduate degrees from Texas Tech University.