Dr. Riley Ranked for Digital Leadership on Twitter

KINGSVILLE - May 04, 2018

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Dr. Terisa Riley, Senior Vice President for Student Affairs and University Administration at Texas A&M University-Kingsville was ranked on the “Tweet the Veep: 30 Vice Presidents to Follow on Twitter” ranking, published by the Josie Ahlquist blog.

The ranking highlights administration officials from divisions across campuses that embody digital leadership in higher education.

“When tweeting with our Javelina students, alumni, parents, and friends, I hope to keep everyone informed about great events happening on campus as well as answering questions and helping them to solve problems.  I want to instill in them the same pride I have for this outstanding university, and I want all students to know, without doubt, that they are respected, valued, and deserve the very best we can offer at A&M-Kingsville,” Riley said.

“Engaging on social media is critical for administrators because it is one of the best ways to meet students where they are and where they feel safe and comfortable,” she added.

Riley says her most engaging posts are the ones in which she asks students about their needs and opinions.

“Honestly, I want Texas A&M University-Kingsville to be the very best campus in the country, and the only way I can help us to reach that goal is by really listening to the needs, desires, passions, and occasional frustrations of students.  I want to encourage those things that make A&M-Kingsville great and help to fix those barriers to success that students sometimes tell me exist,” she said.

“In essence, I do for my students what I would hope someone would do for my four kids who are in college…offer an ear to listen, help when needed, encouragement, and kudos frequently!”

Riley is active on various social media platforms. You can follow her on Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat @TerisaRiley.

Read more about this award: http://www.josieahlquist.com/2018/04/25/tweettheveep/