Faisal Al-Hmoud, Texas Tech ’22 has been elected as external vice president (based on electoral success) of Texas Tech University’s Student Government Association (SGA). He assumes office May 1.
Brother Al-Hmoud is currently enrolled in the Honors College at Texas Tech University and studies economics with plans to obtain a law degree.
Since becoming involved with SGA, Faisal works on the initiation and maintenance of policies and programs designed to enhance the quality of student life. In doing so, his role is to provide student-initiated perspectives to faculty, staff, and administration, such as the creation of a petition regarding pass/fail grading standards that ultimately received 8,000 signatures in two hours and eventually impacted academic policy.
Before that, Faisal involved himself on campus as student senator and as a member of the budget and finance committee. He also served as the academic chair for the Texas Epsilon Chapter of Phi Delta Theta at Texas Tech, and further as the director of academics for the Texas Tech University Interfraternity Council. In those capacities, Faisal was awarded as Texas Tech University’s Interfraternity Council Member of the Year as well as Phi Delta Theta’s Outstanding Undergraduate Award.
Some of Brother Al-Hmoud’s previous part time posts include work as a student assistant with TTU student government and with TTU’s Visitors Center, where he oversaw and coordinated the logistics and daily tasks of the respective offices to maintain the operations of hundreds of student organized events.
In the summer of 2019, Faisal interned as an assistant analyst with JLL MENA in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where he worked with various directing managers in the department of consulting to compile and analyze data of the commercial real estate (office, residential, retail, and hospitality) markets in Dubai, Riyadh, Jeddah, and Cairo.
Faisal also collected raw data on the occupancy and annual rental rates, purchasing prices, tenant demographics, types of units per building, etc., for office buildings in Business Bay and Downtown Dubai. In 2018, he worked as a bricklayer for D&L Masonry, laying brick and installing stones at the new Experimental Sciences building and at the Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences. In 2017, Faisal studied abroad for one year, where he studied Brazilian legal systems and taught English in Santa Cruz do Rio Pardo, Brazil.
In summer 2016, Faisal was a resource coordinator volunteer with Red Crescent of Amman, Jordan where he assessed and documented the housing situations of Syrian and Iraqi refugees in impoverished regions of the older parts of Amman. He collected and analyzed data in the evaluation of living standards for refugees, and generated a sample standard of living (SOL) index for refugees in Jordan based on the following criteria: monthly income in relation to housing costs, square footage per family member, hygiene (ex. proximity of toilets to cooking appliances), opportunity for employment and access to feasible education; After collecting the raw data and grading the SOL’s of nearly 200 families, essential resources (money, food, toiletries) were then allocated and distributed based on the severity of living situations.