Texas Tech’s College of Outreach and Distance Education Names Assistant Dean for College
August 18, 2009
By: John Davis
Patrick Hughes will oversee operations and advising for the bachelor of general studies
Texas Tech University’s chairman of the Department of Communication Studies was
chosen as the assistant dean for college programs for the College of Outreach and Distance Education
’ primary responsibility will be to oversee operations and advising for the bachelor
of general studies program. Also, he will work with other colleges to develop additional
A veteran faculty member, Hughes started his career at Texas Tech in August 2000 as
an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Studies
. He served as department chairman since 2007.
Hughes has been published extensively on topics such as interpersonal communication
in health contexts and marital communication processes. He is a member of the National Communication Association,
the Western States Communication Association
and the American Association of University Professors.
dean of the College of Outreach and Distance Education, said that he is excited about
the addition of Hughes to the staff.
“Having Dr. Hughes join the team at this college is vital to the success of the bachelor
of general studies program,” Baker said. “I am confident that the program, its students
and staff will excel under his leadership.”
Originally from Chicago, Hughes earned a bachelor’s degree from Augustana College
in Rock Island, Ill., and a master’s degree from Illinois State University in Normal,
Ill., before earning his doctorate at the University of Denver.
CONTACT: Michele Moskos, marketing director, College of Outreach and Distance Education,
(806) 742-7202 ext. 276, or firstname.lastname@example.org