Texas Tech Announces New Associate Recruiting and Admissions VP

Texas Tech University announced on Monday the appointment of J. Robert Shindell as the new associate vice president for recruiting and admissions.

Written by Cory Chandler

Laying the groundwork to grow its enrollment to 40,000 students by 2020, Texas Tech University announced on Monday the appointment of J. Robert Shindell as the new associate vice president for recruiting and admissions.

Shindell, formerly director of the Texas Tech Rawls College of Business Career Management Center reports to William M. Marcy, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs.

"Rob brings enormous enthusiasm to his new position," Marcy said. "He has been very successful as the founding director of the Career Placement Center of the Rawls College of Business; he is now in a position to capitalize on his success helping students find good career opportunities by recruiting many additional students to Texas Tech University."

The announcement marks one of many steps Texas Tech is taking to add professional Division of Enrollment Management staff to meet Chancellor Kent Hance’s goal of 40,000 students by 2020.

"My new position is an amazing challenge and I am honored to be asked to serve in this role," Shindell said. "Texas Tech is a wonderful place; we must get the word out to potential students."

CONTACT: William Marcy, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-2184, or william.marcy@ttu.edu