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TTU System Welcomes Vice Chancellor Lisa Calvert

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Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement Lisa Calvert, Texas Tech University System

Lisa Calvert joins the TTU System team as vice chancellor for institutional advancement. 

February 24, 2015 | Written by Doug Hensley

The Texas Tech University System welcomes Lisa Calvert, the new vice chancellor of institutional advancement, to campus. Her first official day on the job was Monday (Feb. 23). 

Calvert was named to the post last month by Chancellor Robert L. Duncan. She has led fundraising efforts at three other universities.

Prior to coming to the Texas Tech University System, Calvert served as vice president of development at Purdue University, where she reorganized the university’s development initiatives and doubled annual dollars raised to nearly $400 million. 

Calvert also served as vice president of university relations at Creighton University from 2003-2010, leading the institution to reach its largest campaign goal ever more than a year early. She also was vice president of institutional advancement at William Jewell College, where she led a team that produced two of the three largest giving years in the institution’s history.

Calvert holds a bachelor’s degree in agriculture economics from Oklahoma State University. She has ties to the region as a fifth-generation rancher-farmer who managed her family farm and ranching operation while overseeing the family’s oil and gas enterprise in Oklahoma. She is a native of Morrison, Oklahoma.

About the Texas Tech University System 
The Texas Tech University System is one of the top public university systems in the nation, consisting of four component institutions—Texas Tech UniversityTexas Tech University Health Sciences CenterAngelo State University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso—and operating at 12 academic sites and centers.  Headquartered in Lubbock, Texas, the Texas Tech University System has an annual operating budget of $1.7 billion and approximately 17,000 employees focused on advancing higher education, health care, research and outreach. 

In 2014, the Texas Tech University System’s endowment exceeded $1 billion, total research expenditures were approximately $200 million and total enrollment approached 47,000 students. Whether it’s contributing billions of dollars annually in economic impact or being the only system in Texas to house an academic institution, law school, and health institution at the same location, the Texas Tech University System continues to prove that anything is possible.