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Advisory Committee for Chancellor Search

March 16, 2006 | Written by Shelia Allee

The Chancellor Search Committee of the 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:

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.