Chancellor Kent Hance knows from here, it is possible. Born and raised in the small community of Dimmitt—situated 80 miles northwest of Lubbock—he has been honored to serve as a professor, attorney, Texas senator, Texas railroad commissioner, U.S. congressman, and chancellor of the Texas Tech University System.
Hance became the third chancellor of the TTU System on December 1, 2006, where he serves as the chief executive officer for all four component institutions and numerous academic sites of Texas Tech University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Angelo State University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso.
Hance’s top priorities include:
- • Continuing quality enrollment growth
- • Enhancing research in areas of excellence
- • Expanding programs for students to grow personally and professionally
- • Fundraising for scholarships, professorships, endowments, and capital contributions
- • Increasing funding for all institutions
A Chancellor Who Makes it Possible
In addition to his comprehensive goals for the Texas Tech University System, Chancellor Hance has many special initiatives that are advancing our component universities. From personally recruiting top high school students to teaching his own upper-level course, hosting radio and television shows to honoring faculty, staff, and students through awards and ambassador programs, Chancellor Hance makes it possible at the TTU System.
- Each year, Chancellor’s Awards are announced for distinguished service, teaching and research excellence, and execution throughout the TTU System.
- Every week, Chancellor Hance hosts On Point, a radio segment on subjects ranging from higher education to networking, baseball to technology, and more.
- For undergraduate and graduate students who are leading the way, Chancellor’s Ambassadors are chosen to provide event assistance for the Office of the Chancellor, Institutional Advancement, and the Board of Regents.
- From the former chairman and CEO of General Motors and AT&T, Inc. to the former FDIC chairman, Chancellor Hance brings in a wealth of professional world knowledge into his Seminar Class that he teaches in both the fall and spring semesters at Texas Tech University.
- On a monthly basis, the chancellor hosts Inside Texas Tech, a program showcasing the TTU System and its component institutions.
- To continue to make it possible from here, the chancellor personally contacts top high school students, pays for their travels to campus, and organizes a tour of campus through his Top Scholars Program.
- A supporter of many areas, Chancellor Hance has personally donated more than $8 million in gifts and pledges to Texas Tech University, including funds to construct a non-denominational campus chapel at Texas Tech University.