Keith Halman Appointed to Department of Information Resources Board
Jan. 10, 2024 | Contact: Scott Lacefield
Keith Halman, associate vice chancellor and chief information officer (CIO) for the Texas Tech University System (TTU System), was appointed by Gov. Greg Abbott on Jan. 5 to the Department of Information Resources (DIR) governing board.
Halman, who joined the TTU System Administration on March 1, 2023, serves on the system’s CIO council with leadership across the TTU System component universities and provides leadership, direction and oversight for the information technology (IT) departments in the TTU System Administration. In addition, Halman currently serves as the interim CIO for Texas Tech University (TTU), one of the five component institutions of the TTU System.
The DIR board coordinates, monitors and directs information resources management within state government.
“We are excited for Keith to have this opportunity to work with other IT leaders across the state to create state IT policy,” said Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D., chancellor of the TTU System. “In a short period of time, Keith has been a pivotal leader and supporter for our system, and I look forward to the great things ahead for him while serving in this new role.”
Halman joined the TTU System following a 16-year tenure at The University of Texas at Arlington, where he served as the executive director of business technology services. He has earned two degrees from TTU, with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in information systems from the Jerry S. Rawls College of Business.
“As a native Texan and an IT professional for nearly two decades, this is an exciting opportunity to serve on the DIR board,” said Halman. “I’m humbled and honored to represent the TTU System and to work closely with other leaders throughout the state to lead the overall strategy for IT policy and to help develop innovative solutions for the State of Texas.”
Halman’s term on the board is set to expire on Feb. 1, 2025.
About the Texas Tech University System
Established in 1996, the Texas Tech University System is one of the top public university systems in the nation, consisting of five universities – Texas Tech University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Angelo State University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso and Midwestern State University.
Headquartered in Lubbock, Texas, the TTU System is a nearly $3 billion enterprise focused on advancing higher education, health care, research and outreach with approximately 21,000 employees and 63,000 students, nearly 400,000 alumni, a statewide economic impact of $16.4 billion and an endowment valued at $1.7 billion. In its short history, the TTU System has grown tremendously and is nationally acclaimed, operating at 24 academic locations in 20 cities (18 in Texas, 2 international).
In addition, the TTU System is one of only nine in the nation to offer programs for undergraduate, medical, law, nursing, pharmacy, dental and veterinary education, among other academic areas.