Women in Service Panel to Discuss Roles of Women in the Military

Panelists include current military personnel.

The Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center and Texas Tech Women’s Studies will host the first Women in Service Panel from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday (March 30) in the Matador Room of the Student Union Building.

The purpose of the program is to provide a platform to discuss factors pertaining to the shifting roles of women in the military through dialogue aided by a panel of professional leaders currently employed in the armed services.

Both men and women will be included on the panel to allow attendees to receive a comprehensive understanding of the many viewpoints regarding the topic.

“Women in Service was created to teach students how to communicate efficiently and help prepare them for a diverse global society with a heavy focus on career skills,” said Keanu Ramos, coordinator of the Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement. “Students will leave with an increased awareness of women’s roles in these areas, a more positive self-image and self-worth and a new development skill set as a positive service provider.”

Panelists will include:

  • Moderator: Maj. Gen. Dr. Annette Sobel
  • Keynote speaker: Sgt. Sasha Savage, U.S. Marine Corps
  • Capt. Juaquina Soland, U.S. Marine Corps
  • Master Sgt. Leticia M. Leon, U.S. Air Force
  • Tech. Sgt. Rodrigo Trevino, U.S. Air Force
  • Sgt. 1st Class Hassan Fuller, U.S. Army
  • Capt. Alicia Harvey, U.S. Army
  • Maj. Jose Milan, U.S. Air Force ROTC

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Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center


The Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center was founded in 2007. It's purpose is to provide students, faculty, staff and members with the opportunity to be involved in programs and activities which promote the discussion and awareness of diversity and inclusion excellence.


Women's & Gender Studies

Women's & Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary academic program that examines the cultural and social construction of gender, explores the history, experiences and contributions of women to society, and studies the influences of gender on the lives of women and men.