Kirk provides direct oversight and leadership direction for all food service operations within Hospitality Services. The department represents over 23 locations featuring 50-plus dining options and concepts across the TTU campus. Hospitality Services represents multi-concept food courts, mini-markets and Express Kiosks, various nationally branded concepts, multiple retail venues, All-You-Care-to-Eat options, StrEat, a mobile food truck, and a high volume catering operation–Top Tier Catering.
Kirk possesses a wealth of operational, fiscal management, planning and labor and employee relations skills, and he is an active member of NACUFS (National Association of College and University Food Services, where is currently the president-elect of the association. He is an active participant in various industry-related associations and highly involved on several advisory boards, representing the College & University segment of the collegiate food service industry. His background provides a balanced ability to couple the use of industry insights and customer service, accountability, and excellence that contribute to the experience and success of students. Kirk has a BS and MS from Texas Tech University and has held various supervisory, leadership and administrative roles within the department, and was named the director in 2014. Kirk is also actively involved in his local community, participating and supporting in various volunteer organizations, where he can give back to others.