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Wheless Partners Executive Search, a national executive search firm, is assisting the Texas Tech University System with its presidential search at Texas Tech University. 

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Phone: 941.240.8847

Position Overview

The President is responsible for providing transformative leadership, focus and strategic vision for Texas Tech University in collaboration with the Chancellor and the Board of Regents. The President administers and orchestrates all operations and programs of the institution. The selected Chief Executive provides executive oversight in continuing the expansion of research and identifies appropriate goals and objectives for the University and the means by which the University may successfully achieve those goals and objectives. The President ensures proper administration of the financial affairs of the University, actively working with the Chancellor to ensure that the institution acquires the necessary public and private resources for successful achievement of the University’s goals and objectives, and engaging with the Texas Tech University System in fundraising activities that increase the University’s endowment.

Additionally, the President is expected to fully support and help bring to fruition the Board and Chancellor’s long-term objectives for the Texas Tech University System – achieving national research/Tier One status for Texas Tech University and positioning Texas Tech University in the company of the best institutions of higher education in the United States as a peer of those in the Association of American Universities (AAU).

Learn more about the opportunity through the entire Search Criteria and Position Profile

President Role Specifications

Background/experiences and skills/accomplishments that are key to the success of the President

Desired Leadership Attributes

Those human traits and abilities that are key to the success of the President

The President will:

Key Attractors

Key points the organization believes will be strong attractors to top candidates

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