Michael S. Molina, AIA
Vice Chancellor for Facilities Planning & Construction
Mr. Michael Molina is the vice chancellor for Facilities Planning & Construction at the Texas Tech University System, assuming the position on April 1, 2010.
In his role, Mr. Molina manages a team of more than 30 professionals and oversees all capital improvement projects greater than $2 million at the Texas Tech University System and its four institutions, Texas Tech University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Angelo State University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso.
Serving more than a dozen campuses statewide, he collaborates with leadership at each university to support strategic growth objectives and enrollment goals through master planning, innovative design and state-of-the art construction technology. As vice chancellor, he also plays a key role in leading campus planning for the system's research growth, which has been crucial in Texas Tech University reaching its goal of becoming a national research university and achieving Tier One status.
Throughout his professional career, Mr. Molina has collectively managed a capital improvement and development portfolio exceeding $2.2 billion. He has more than 10 years of collective experience with higher education, serving in various roles for Facilities Planning & Construction and physical plant operations at Texas Tech University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center before becoming vice chancellor. He also brings extensive team management and leadership from the private sector with more than 16 combined years in the retail development, design and construction industry, as well as private ownership of architectural and construction service businesses.
Mr. Molina is a member of the American Institute of Architects, National Council of Architectural Registration Board, Texas Society of Architects and the Association of University Architects. He also has served as a board member for the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts as well as the Lubbock Independent School District bond committee and maintains memberships in the Chancellor’s Council, Red Raider Club and Texas Tech Alumni Association.
Mr. Molina earned his bachelor’s degree in architecture from Texas Tech University in 1991. He and his wife, Angie, have two children. Ralph (22) is a graduate of Yale University who is now attending the University of Texas School of Law, and Rebecca (19) is a sophomore at Texas Tech University.