Lori Rice-Spearman, Ph.D., who joined Texas Tech College Well being Sciences Middle in 1987 and has served as interim president since Nov. 1, 2019, has been named the only finalist for the president’s job. She is going to turn out to be the primary feminine president in Texas Tech College System historical past.
The Texas Tech College System Board of Regents introduced the choice Might 14. State legislation requires 21 days should go earlier than ultimate motion might be taken on employment as soon as a sole finalist has been named. Rice-Spearman’s begin date as president is anticipated to be June 5.
“Thirty-three years in the past, I joined the TTUHSC school as an instructional teacher within the then-College of Allied Well being Sciences,” Rice-Spearman stated. “I discovered nice pleasure in that job, partly as a result of I had been a scholar in these very seats at TTUHSC simply years earlier than. At the moment, I’m humbled past phrases on the alternative to function the subsequent President of this nice college,” she stated within the announcement.
A nationwide search was performed to recruit and establish a pool of skilled leaders for the place. The board voted to pick out Rice-Spearman as the only finalist after interviews had been performed with candidates and a advice was constituted of Dr. Tedd L. Mitchell, chancellor of the Texas Tech College System.
Rice-Spearman will turn out to be the ninth president within the 51-year historical past of TTUHSC. Moreover, she turns into not solely the primary feminine president of TTUHSC, but in addition within the historical past of all 4 universities throughout the TTU System.