New Dean of Texas Tech’s Graduate School Takes Reins in August
July 13, 2007
The chairman of Texas Tech’s Department of Educational Psychology & Leadership will
begin Aug. 1
Officials at Texas Tech University have appointed the next dean of the Graduate
Fred Hartmeister, who has served as chairman of Texas Tech’s Department of Educational
Psychology & Leadership, will begin Aug. 1.
"I am extremely excited about becoming dean of the Graduate School and all the possibilities
that exist," Hartmeister said. "For the past 14 years, I have had the benefit of working
closely with Texas Tech University’s graduate programs and many of the graduate students.
In this new position, I will continue working closely with others at Texas Tech to
cultivate stronger relationships with community, business, educational and civic leaders
to extend avenues for partnering in economic development.
"Also, I will urge better coordination of institutional and college-level marketing
and recruiting efforts aimed toward graduate students so they can have the opportunity
to attend Texas Tech and work with our tremendous faculty and staff."
Hartmeister earned a master’s degree in business administration in 1979 from the University
of Denver. He received a doctorate in educational administration in 1986 and a law
degree in 1990 from the University of Wyoming.
Throughout his career, he has published more than 275 books, book chapters, refereed
journal articles, monthly columns, commentaries and other scholarly articles. In October
1999, he received a $300,000 Sid W. Richardson Foundation grant to support "Establishing
a Preparation Model for the 21st Century Texas School Superintendent." He earned the
Texas Tech President’s Academic Achievement Award this year.
Hartmeister was one 17 candidates vying for the position, said Bill Marcy, provost
of Texas Tech University.
"Fred Hartmeister was selected as the person best able to support all of the programs
within the Graduate School," Marcy said. "He was also very well received by the deans
of the other colleges."
CONTACT: Fred Hartmeister, future dean, Graduate School, Texas Tech University, (806)
742-1998 ext. 436, firstname.lastname@example.org; William Marcy, provost, Texas Tech University,
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