Get to Know Chancellor Hance
The third chancellor of the Texas Tech University System, Kent Hance was born and raised in the small community of Dimmitt, located in the Panhandle of Texas. A true West Texan, there is no question in Hance's service to this region and passion for his alma mater.
A graduate of Texas Tech University, Hance is a professor, attorney and former Texas senator, Texas railroad commissioner and U.S. congressman.
Whether it's teaching a seminar course on leadership, recruiting the best and brightest students or giving back to his alma mater, Hance is deeply invested in the future of the Texas Tech University System and its component institutions.
Chancellor Hance leads a course designed for upper-level college students from all disciplines to provide them the tools needed to succeed in the workplace and beyond.
A veteran politician, Chancellor Hance works with legislators to ensure Texas Tech University System is well-represented at our state's and nation's capitals.
Chancellor Hance hosts a television show, Inside Texas Tech, on KTTZ-TV Channel 5 which features the university's quality people and programs.
Since the fall of 2007, Chancellor Hance has actively recruited top scholars from across the state and nation. Learn more about the Top Scholars Program which he established at Texas Tech.
Always true to his West Texas roots, Chancellor Hance answers 10 questions and shares some of his words of wisdom.
A supporter of many areas, Chancellor Hance donated personal funds in the spring of 2011 to construct a chapel on the Texas Tech campus.