The TTUHSC Presidential Search Committee consists of 14 members who represent multiple TTUHSC and TTU System constituencies, including component universities, regional campuses, students, deans, regents, donors, faculty and researchers, along with community members. The committee will help identify potential candidates, assist with initial screenings and ensure their respective constituency groups are kept updated on the search progress.
To fulfill this charge (Search Committee Charge), all members of the President Search Committee have signed a Code of Ethics and Confidentiality Agreement that prohibits them from publicly identifying any person who is being considered for the position.
Members of the search committee include:
Mark Griffin (Lubbock) – Committee Chairman; member of the TTU System Board of Regents; President and CEO of The Griffin Companies and Pro Petroleum Inc.
Kendra Burris (Lubbock) – Deputy Chancellor, TTU System
Michael L. Evans, Ph.D., RN, NEA-BC, FAAN (Lubbock) – Dean and Grover E. Murray Professor, TTUHSC’s School of Nursing
Penny Harkey (Lubbock) – Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, TTUHSC
Allan Haynes Jr., M.D., FACS, (Lubbock) – Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Development and Professor, Department of Urology, TTUHSC School of Medicine; Vice President for Medical Staff Affairs and O.R. Medical Director, University Medical Center
Tim Lancaster (of Lubbock) – Member of the Texas Tech Foundation Inc. Board of Directors; former chairman and member of the TTU System Board of Regents
Eric J. MacLaughlin, Pharm.D., FASHP, FCCP, BCPS, (Amarillo) – Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice, TTUHSC School of Pharmacy; Clinical Professor, Departments of Family Medicine and Internal Medicine, TTUHSC School of Medicine
Pearl Merritt, Ed.D., M.S., MSN, RN, FAAN, (Abilene) – Regional Dean (Abilene), TTUHSC School of Nursing, and University Distinguished Faculty
Dan Pope (Lubbock) – Mayor, City of Lubbock; Texas Tech University alumnus
Kevin Pruitt, Ph.D., (Lubbock) – Associate Professor, Childers-Fralick Chair in Basic Cancer Research, Department of Immunology and Molecular Microbiology, TTUHSC School of Medicine, and University Distinguished Faculty
Tobi Saliu (Little Elm, Texas) – President, TTUHSC Student Government Association; second-year medical student in the TTUHSC School of Medicine
Michael J. San Francisco, Ph.D., (Lubbock) – Dean, Honors College, Texas Tech University; Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Texas Tech University; Adjunct Professor, Department of Immunology and Molecular Microbiology, TTUHSC School of Medicine
John Walker (Houston) – Member of the TTU System Board of Regents; Chairman of the Board's Finance and Administration Committee and member of the Academic, Clinical & Student Affairs Committee
Dusty Womble (Lubbock) – Member of the TTU System Board of Regents; member of the Board's Finance and Administration Committee and the Audit Committee; Vice Chair of the Carr Foundation Board of Trustees
In addition to the committee, the following TTU System leaders have been asked to serve as ex-officio members (non-voting) of the search committee.