March 13, 2009
Andrea Long Tirey, director of development for the Rawls College of Business Administration and athletics at Texas Tech University, has been selected as a member of the Leadership Texas Class of 2009.
“Tirey is one of the outstanding women leaders competitively selected from across the state to participate in the longest-running women’s leadership development program in the United States. Throughout the year-long program, she will have the opportunity broaden her perspective on our state by exploring five Texas cities and receiving cutting-edge information from renowned experts, government officials and other leaders to positively inform her work and community for years to come,” said Candace O’Keefe-Mathis, CEO of the Foundation for Women’s Resources.
About 100 women were selected for the 2009 class. The theme for the 2009 program year is “The Changing Face of Texas.” Participants will visit Austin, Texarkana, Galveston Island, El Paso and Fort Worth to examine each city’s opportunities and challenges as they pertain to three common themes– the economy, education and the environment.
Tirey, originally from Midland, has been with the Texas Tech Office of Institutional Advancement since 2006. Before beginning her career at Texas Tech, Tirey was the legislative liaison for the late State Rep. Buddy West of Odessa and the House Committee on Energy Resources.
“We’re pleased that Andrea was chosen for this wonderful leadership opportunity,” said Kelly Overley, vice chancellor for institutional advancement for the Texas Tech University System. “She does a great job for Texas Tech and I believe the experience she’ll gain in Leadership Texas will make our organization stronger.”
Leadership Texas, now in its 27th consecutive year, is the flagship program of the Texas-based foundation headquartered in Dallas. Leadership Texas is the first statewide program for women’s leadership development.