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Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center President Resigns

John C. Baldwin announces resignation; will continue as an adviser to the chancellor and tenured professor at the School of Medicine.

September 18, 2009 | Written by Michelle Hougland

John C. Baldwin, president of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, resigned his position Fri. Sept. 18.

Baldwin cited personal reasons for his decision.

Texas Tech University System Chancellor Kent Hance said, “I wish John the best. I appreciate his service to the Health Sciences Center.”

Baldwin will serve as advisor to the chancellor on health care issues and will continue as a tenured professor at the School of Medicine.

Baldwin is the seventh president of the Health Sciences Center. He was named president July 30, 2007 after a nationwide search.

Baldwin came to the Health Sciences Center from Harvard University where he had been professor of surgery and president and chief executive officer of the Immune Disease Institute, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Harvard. He received his medical degree from the Stanford University School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

Elmo Cavin, executive vice president for finance and administration at the Health Sciences Center, will serve as interim president.