January 10, 2007
Advisory Committee for Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center President Search
Kent Hance, chancellor of the Texas Tech University System, has named a 19-member Advisory Committee to assist in selecting the next president of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC).
The committee includes representatives of key Texas Tech and Health Sciences Center constituencies, including faculty, administration, staff, students and members of communities in which the Health Sciences Center operates.
The committee, working with a five-member search committee established by the Chancellor last month, will help identify potential candidates, assist with initial screenings of candidates and ensure that their respective constituency groups are kept up to date on the progress of the search.
"The committee will play an extremely important role in the search process," said Hance. "The new Health Sciences Center president 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 the collaboration between the search committee and the advisory committee," Hance said.
The advisory committee members include:
- Laura Baker, faculty member in the Department of Family and Community Medicine in the TTUHSC School of Medicine, Lubbock
- Steven Berk, dean of the TTUHSC School of Medicine, Lubbock
- Paul Brooke, dean of the TTUHSC School of Allied Health Sciences, Lubbock
- Elmo Cavin, TTUHSC executive vice president for administration and finance, Lubbock
- Dennis Dove, regional chairman of the Department of Surgery at TTUHSC School of Medicine, Amarillo
- Scott Dueser, member of the Texas Tech Board of Regents, Abilene
- Margret Duran, director of the TTUHSC Office of Student Services, Lubbock
- Shirley Garrison, community member and sponsor of TTUHSC's Garrison Institute on Aging, Lubbock
- Larry Gill, community member and vice president of the Dodge-Jones Foundation, Abilene
- Alexia Green, dean of the TTUHSC School of Nursing, Lubbock
- Tracilyn Hall, student in the TTUHSC School of Medicine and president of the TTUHSC Student Government Association, Lubbock
- Antonio Jesurun, faculty member in the Department of Pediatrics in the TTUHSC School of Medicine, El Paso
- Cynthia Jumper, vice chair of the Department of Internal/Pulmonary Medicine in the TTUHSC School of Medicine, Lubbock
- Arthur Nelson, dean of the TTUHSC School of Pharmacy, Amarillo
- Beverly Pevehouse, community member and local philanthropist, Midland
- Mike Sanders, vice chancellor for governmental relations in the TTU System, Lubbock
- Dan T. Serna, member of the Texas Tech Board of Regents, Arlington
- Doug Stocco, faculty member in the Department of Cell Biology and Biochemistry in the TTUHSC Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Lubbock
- Betsy Triplett-Hurt, community member and a member of the TTUHSC Permian Basin advisory council, Odessa
The new Health Sciences Center president will fill a vacancy left in June 2006 when Roy Wilson, resigned. Bernhard T. Mittemeyer, is serving as interim president.
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