L.A. Love, ED.D., MBA
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Dr. L.A. Love, Director of Development, serves as part of the senior executive leadership team with direct financial oversight responsibilities for the entire organization, including but not limited to administrative activities, financial management/sustainability, fundraising, grant writing, strategic planning, and ReStore oversight. Dr. Love has over twenty (20) years of direct involvement with Habitat for Humanity in the capacities of homeownership, volunteer, and board member.
Dr. Love has been employed with Lubbock Habitat since July 2014 and has served the organization since March 2013. Dr. Love’s previous experience includes stops at Texas Tech University, University of Arkansas, and Texas A&M University where he taught and provided leadership in Athletic Academic and Support Services for student-athletes. In addition, Dr. Love served as the Player Services Associate with the International Management Group (IMG) now Creative Artists Agency (CAA) Football Division. In his role at CAA, Dr. Love coordinated and directed the day to day operations and requests for over 80 NFL clients, while also administering event arrangements for clients while assisting with marketing and recruiting.
As a football student-athlete at the University of Massachusetts, Dr. Love was an outstanding student and role model and received numerous awards. Dr. Love’s life story of outstanding achievement and perseverance was featured nationally on Fox Sports Networks across America. While at UMASS, Dr. Love earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics, Master of Science Degree in Sports Management, and Professional Master of Business Administration degree from the Isenberg School of Management. Dr. Love later earned his Doctor of Education in Higher Education Administration from the University of Arkansas. With the support of his Beautiful Bride and three Precious Princesses, he is currently simultaneously completing a Masters of Divinity from Hardin-Simmons University (Abilene, TX) and a Master of Christian Ministry at Wayland Baptist University (Lubbock, TX). Dr. Love is also a Life Member of Omega Psi Phi, Fraternity Inc. and a Rotarian that believes in Service Above Self. Most importantly he is a Man of Faith that passionately preaches the Good News of the Gospel of Christ.