March 16, 2006
18 Appointed to Advisory Committee for Chancellor Search
The Chancellor Search Committee of the Texas Tech Board of Regents has named an 18-member Advisory Committee to assist in selecting the next chancellor of the Texas Tech University System.
The Advisory Committee includes representatives of key Texas Tech constituencies, including students, faculty, staff, alumni, the Lubbock community and leaders from both Texas Tech University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. TTU and TTUHSC are the two universities comprising the Texas Tech University System.
The Advisory Committee, working with the Search Committee, will help identify potential candidates, assist with initial screenings of candidates and ensure that their respective constituency groups are kept updated on the progress of the search.
“The Advisory Committee will play an extremely important role in the search process,” said J. Frank Miller III, vice chair of the Board of Regents and chairman of the Search Committee. “The new chancellor will work with all groups represented on the advisory panel, so it is essential that they have a voice as we move forward.
“We have an outstanding group of individuals who have agreed to serve and we are looking forward to our collaboration with them, which will commence as soon as possible,” Miller said.
Also on the Search Committee are Regents Bob Black and Windy Sitton and two members of the Texas Tech Foundation Board of Directors, Jerry Turner and Robert Brown.
A student representing each university in the Texas Tech University System will be appointed as soon as new Student Government Officers are elected at the two institutions. The other Advisory Committee members are:
- Dr. William “Jay” Conover, a Horn Professor and Professor of Statistics in the TTU Rawls College of Business
- Margret Duran, Director of the TTUHSC Office of Student Services
- Dr. Pamela Eibeck, dean of the TTU College of Engineering
- Alan Henry, a Lubbock businessman, former Mayor of Lubbock and current president of the Texas Tech University Alumni Association
- Carey Hobbs, a Waco businessman, former Texas Tech regent and former member of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
- Lance Hughes, a Texas Tech alum from Austin who chairs the Texas Tech Foundation’s Campaign Subcommittee
- Mike Liner, chair of the University Medical Center Health System Board of Managers and president of City Bank in Lubbock
- Ann Manning, a partner and Board certified attorney in labor and employment law with the McWhorter, Cobb & Johnson Law Firm in Lubbock and an alumna of Texas Tech University and the TTU School of Law.
- Dr. Rod Nairn, executive vice president for academic affairs and dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at TTUHSC
- Dr. Germán Núñez, TTUHSC vice president for diversity and multicultural affairs, professor of Physiology, and clinical professor of Family & Community Medicine
- John Field Scovell, a Texas Tech alum and Dallas businessman who was a celebrated football letterman and whose three sons also were football players for Texas Tech
- Marsha Sharp, TTU Associate Athletic Director and former head coach of the Lady Raider basketball team
- Jerry Smith, a Dallas alum who heads an accounting and management services firm and is a member of Texas Tech’s Investment Advisory Committee
- Dr. Richard Verrone, president of the TTU Staff Senate, assistant archivist at the Vietnam Archive, adjunct professor in the Department of History and an instructor in Humanities in the Honors College
- John Walker, a Houston businessman who is a 2004 Distinguished Alum and a 1987 recipient of the Outstanding Entrepreneur Award from the TTU Rawls College of Business
- James Watkins, a Horn Professor and assistant dean for undergraduate studies in the TTU College of Architecture, who also is an internationally renowned artist in ceramics
The new chancellor will fill a vacancy left in January when Dr. David Smith resigned. Former TTU President Dr. Donald Haragan is serving as interim chancellor.
Sheila Allee , Spokesperson, Office of Communications and Marketing, 806-742-2136