September 16, 2008
Texas Tech University President Guy Bailey today (Sept. 16) appointed an 11-member search committee to assist in finding the next provost for Texas Tech University.
The committee includes representation from Texas Tech's faculty, student body, staff and the community.
The provost is the chief academic officer of the university overseeing all educational components and activities, including research and academic personnel.
"The provost position is extremely important to any university," Bailey said. "Finding the right candidate for this position is vital to Texas Tech's continued success. We have assembled an excellent group to assist in the search and I look forward to working with the committee."
The search committee will be chaired by Michael Shonrock, vice president for student affairs and enrollment management.
Committee members are:
Mindy Brashears, associate professor, Department of Animal and Food Sciences
Hansel Burley, associate professor, College of Education
Jay Conover, Horn Professor, Rawls College of Business
Linda Donahue, associate professor, School of Theatre and Dance
Mark Griffin, member, Texas Tech University System Board of Regents
Ron Nail, president, Staff Senate
Nancy Neal, community representative
Sandy River, president, Faculty Senate
Brian Shannon, professor, School of Law
Kelli Stumbo, student regent, Texas Tech University System Board of Regents