October 13, 2017
Paul Herring, who previously served as a chief advancement officer for the Texas Tech University, has been appointed as Vice President for University Advancement as Texas Tech University seeks to build on its philanthropic momentum.
“Having Paul Herring lead Texas Tech University’s philanthropic initiatives will strengthen an already strong culture of giving that has been essential in growing academic and scholarship opportunities,” Texas Tech President Lawrence Schovanec said. “I know that Paul’s experience and leadership will enhance development efforts across the university, strengthen ties to alumni and supporters, and promote collaboration with TTU System Institutional Advancement.”
Herring will be in charge of creating and maintaining a collaborative fundraising culture involving the university and its colleges, building relationships with donors and corporate and foundation partners to provide philanthropic support.
“Paul brings a career of fundraising experience and leadership to this role,” said Patrick Kramer, vice chancellor for Institutional Advancement of the Texas Tech University System. “I look forward to working with him to support Chancellor Duncan and President Schovanec’s vision for our flagship institution.”
A fundraising professional with more than 10 years in higher education, Herring served as executive director of development for the Jerry S. Rawls College of Business. Prior to joining Texas Tech, he served as associate vice president of development and external relations for St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, vice president of development for Palmer Home for Children, and director of development for science and technology at the University of Southern Mississippi.
“I’m excited to serve in this new role, and I appreciate President Schovanec’s confidence in giving me the opportunity to lead fundraising efforts during this important time in our university’s history,” Herring said. “I look forward to working with our donors and alumni, as well as Texas Tech University System Institutional Advancement, as we continue the growth of this national research university.”
Herring holds a bachelor’s degree from the nationally-ranked public relations program at The University of Alabama. A native of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, he is married to the former Beth Shull, also of Hattiesburg. The couple have three children, Brack, John and Grace.
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