Facilities Planning & Construction
A Message from the Vice Chancellor
During my time as Vice Chancellor of Facilities Planning & Construction I have thoroughly enjoyed managing our team and our projects from a new perspective. I am grateful to work alongside our FP&C team and our partners, all of whom embody excellence and integrity.
We are fortunate to be experiencing a time of tremendous growth in the Texas Tech System, and we have even more on the horizon under the leadership of Chancellor Mitchell, who also serves as president of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. As our institutions grow their programs, expand their student bodies, and elevate their overall prominence, we are presented with the opportunity and the demand for continued capital growth and improvements.
At present, FP&C is managing 32 active projects across our system institutions. The Public Art Program now has 254 objects in its collection and has recently added two pieces to the campus of Angelo State University and our inaugural piece in the Permian Basin. In March we will install four new public art pieces that will continue to enrich our campuses. At the end of February, we cut the ribbon on TTUHSC’s Permian Basin Academic Facility, which centrally expands programmatic space by 51,000 GSF. In support of the Texas Tech Athletics Campaign for Fearless Champions, we recently broke ground on the highly-anticipated Dustin R. Womble Basketball Center– a first-class training facility to match the first-class men’s and women’s basketball programs.
We are actively working on the renovation of two iconic landmarks on the TTU campus – Weeks Hall and the Dairy Barn. We continue work on the $99 million Lubbock Education, Research and Technology + West expansion project at TTUHSC Lubbock, the largest capital project since the campus was founded. At ASU, we are beginning work on the Mayer Museum, and at TTUHSC El Paso we are continuing construction of the Medical Science Building II and developing the facility needs for the future Woody L. Hunt School of Dental Medicine.
FP&C would like to congratulate our newly appointed Texas Tech University System Board of Regents and thank our outgoing board members for their time and service to the Texas Tech University System. We are appreciative of the dedication and leadership shown by John Esparza, Tim Lancaster, and L. Frederick “Rick” Francis throughout their terms, just as we are highly anticipating the vision and leadership of Ginger Kerrick, Mark Griffin, and Dusty Womble. We are thrilled to welcome these individuals to the System team and expect to accomplish great things with them over the length of their terms.
It is a busy, historical and exciting time for FP&C. We are privileged to be a part of the remarkable growth taking place in the TTU System, and we look forward to working with our stakeholders and partners on our numerous capital projects to ensure our institutions continue to be on the leading edge of higher education, research and service.
From Here, It’s Possible!