Mickey L. Long
Mr. Mickey Long of Midland was appointed by Gov. Rick Perry to the Board of Regents of the Texas Tech University System on Feb. 6, 2009. He was reappointed by Gov. Greg Abbott on Jan. 22, 2015. He is currently the chair of the Audit Committee and is a member of the Facilities and Regents’ Rules Review Committees. His term expires on Jan. 31, 2021.
Long served as the chairman of the board from 2013 to 2016 after previously serving as the board’s vice chairman for two years. He was re-elected as chairman of the board in April 2015. Long has also been chairman of the Regents' Rules Review Committee and the Board of Trustees of the Carr Scholarship Foundation at Angelo State University.
Long developed his renowned work ethic growing up in Monahans, Texas. Long received his Bachelor of Science from Angelo State University in 1976. He is an ASU Distinguished Alumnus and is a member of the Texas Tech University Athletics Hall of Legacy. Before being named a member of the Board of Regents, Long was an active member of the Texas Tech Foundation, Angelo State University Alumni Foundation and the National Board of Directors for the Red Raider Club.
Long is married to Rhonda Renee Long, a 1976 graduate of the College of Education at Angelo State University. She was an educator for 27 years before retiring in 2003. The Longs are members of First United Methodist Church in Lubbock, Texas.
Long has spent more than 35 years in oil and gas as a leader and innovator in the well servicing industry. He began his career in 1976 as a coach and believes that athletics builds character and toughness along with developing the importance of relationships that many times last a lifetime. He transitioned to well servicing in 1979 and successfully managed and cultivated growth within the industry during the last 40 years. Long still believes in assisting schools with the means to provide the necessary resources for student-athletes to compete at the highest level, both in the classroom and in competition.
Mickey and Renee have two daughters, Amy and Andrea, who are both graduates of Texas Tech University. Amy (2000) is married to Brad King, and Andrea (2003 and 2007 alumna) is married to Christopher Tirey. They have four granddaughters: Katherine Grace King, Caroline Grace Tirey, Margaret Elizabeth Tirey and Charlotte Louise Tirey.