Texas Tech University

Media Availability with Interim President John Opperman

Heidi Toth

January 25, 2016

John Opperman

WHAT: John Opperman will be available to the media to discuss his position as interim president of Texas Tech University.

WHEN: 5 p.m. Monday (Jan. 25)

WHERE: Board of Regents Committee Room (Room 206), Administration Building

Parking will be available in the lot east of the Student Union Building by McClellan Hall.

VIDEO: Broadcast-quality video of the media gathering will be made available after the event on the Texas Tech University System FTP. For log-in information contact Jeff Ramazani with the Office of Communications and Marketing at jeff.ramazani@ttu.edu.

About John Opperman
John Opperman was named vice chancellor for academic affairs for the Texas Tech University System in June. In that role he is responsible for systemwide strategic planning, academic affairs and policy development. He served as vice chancellor for policy and planning from 2002 to 2015, overseeing strategic planning for the system and academic policy issues assigned by the chancellor. From 1996 to 1999 he was vice chancellor of administration and finance and chief financial officer with the Texas Tech System. He also spent more than 20 years in public service with the State of Texas, working on issues related to higher education, public education and state budgeting.

Opperman served as director of budget, policy and planning for the governor of Texas, budget director for the lt. governor of Texas and director of the Senate Finance Committee in the Texas Legislature. He also served as special adviser to the lt. governor on public and higher education policy and the state budget and as special adviser to Sen. Jane Nelson. He earned his bachelor's degree in economics at Texas Tech and his master's and doctorate degrees from the University of Texas at Austin.

CONTACT: Chris Cook, managing director, Office of Communications and Marketing, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-2136 or chris.cook@ttu.edu