January 26, 2010
Officials at Texas Tech University recently announced that Eileen Johnson will serve as interim director of the Museum of Texas Tech University.
Texas Tech Provost Bob Smith said Johnson would effectively and enthusiastically lead in making the museum ready for the transition to a new director in a few months.
“With her tremendous background, I know Dr. Johnson will give inspiration and guidance to the museum,” Smith said. “She will help us continue to move forward.”
Johnson is senior curator at the museum and a Horn Professor in Museum Science. She serves as director of the Lubbock Lake Landmark.
As interim director of the museum, her duties will include general oversight of the Museum's educational, scientific, cultural and research functions as well as its administrative operations and budget.
Also, she will serve as the museum’s chief liaison to the Office of the Provost and to the Museum Association.
“As interim director, my major priorities will include providing a nurturing environment, enhancing the museum’s growth in its collections activities, public and academic programs as well as building a pathway for the new director,” she said. “I am committed to proactively engaging the museum with the Texas Tech academic community and with the broader Lubbock community and constituents across the South Plains.”
Johnson also aims to foster and enrich the museum’s national and international scope.
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