A National Search for the Next TTUHSC President
Announced in November 2019, the Board of Regents and Chancellor of the TTU System formed a 14-member search committee to conduct a national search for the next President of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC). The committee comprises individuals who represent multiple TTUHSC and TTU System constituencies, including component universities, regional campuses, students, deans, regents, donors, faculty and researchers, along with community members.
In order to advance the mission of TTUHSC, as well as its significant momentum, ongoing growth and development, the Search Committee is charged with the process of identifying potential candidates, assisting with initial screenings and ensuring their respective constituency groups are kept updated on the progress of the search. Candidate recommendations will be forwarded to the Chancellor and the Board of Regents.
To fulfill this charge, all members of the Search Committee have signed a Code of Ethics and Confidentiality Agreement that prohibits them from publicly identifying any person who is being considered for the position.
The Search Committee also is charged with submitting to the Board of Regents and Chancellor more than one highly-qualified candidate. The Board of Regents, with a recommendation from the Chancellor, will determine which finalist for the position will be publicly named as the sole finalist.
State Laws & Public Notice
Texas state law protects the identity of any applicant for the TTUHSC President position until the applicant is named a finalist for the position. The same state law requires that, for a president of a public higher education institution in Texas, public notice of the name of any finalist must be given at least 21 days before the date on which final action is taken to employ the person.
In selecting and announcing a finalist for TTUHSC President position, the TTU System will follow its established practice of the Chancellor and the Board of Regents reviewing recommendations of the Search Committee and making a determination of which finalist will be publicly announced. The announcement of one finalist is a long-standing practice used by the TTU System for President and Chancellor searches and a process that also is followed by most other public university systems in Texas.