Lori Rice-Spearman Appointed President of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
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The Texas Tech University System Board of Regents and Chancellor Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D., announced today (June 5) the official appointment of Lori Rice-Spearman, Ph.D., as the ninth president of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC).

Rice-Spearman, a native of Odessa, Texas, becomes not only the first female president in TTUHSC’s 51-year history, but also in the history of all four universities within the TTU System.

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  • Dr. Lori Rice-Spearmanu new TTUHSC president
  • Dr. Rice-Spearman
  • ttuhsc seal
  • lubbock campus
  • odessa campus
  • amarillo campus
  • abilene campus
  • midland campus
  • dallas campus
  • Dr. Mitchell, Dr. Rice-Spearman
  • Dr. Lori Rice-Spearman
  • Dr. Mitchell speaking
  • Dr. Rice-Spearman listening to speeches
  • Dr. Rice-Spearman right before accepting position
  • Filming speeches
  • Dr. Tedd Mitchell speaking
  • Dr. Rice-Spearman accepting new appoinment
  • Dr. Rice-Spearman speech
  • Dr. Mitchell listening to Dr. Rice-Spearman
  • Audience listening to Dr. Rice-Spearman
  • Dr. Rice-Spearman acceptance speech
  • Dr. Rice-Spearman addressing audience
  • Filming Dr. Rice-Spearman
  • Dr. Mitchell congratulating Dr. Rice Spearman
  • Dr. Mitchell and Dr. Rice-Spearman ending the ceremony