Leadership | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
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TTUHSC Lubbock Campus

The 61st Legislature created Texas Tech University School of Medicine in 1969 as a multi-campus institution with Lubbock as an administrative center and regional campuses in Abilene, Amarillo, Dallas, Midland and Odessa and the Permian Basin. Since then, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center has grown into a comprehensive academic health care system, serving a population of more than 2 million people dispersed across a vast 108-county area of West Texas. 

Office of the President

Lori Rice-Spearman, who recently was named provost and chief academic officer at TTUHSC, has accepted the role of interim president, and will serve the university in these roles during the presidential search process.

Council of Deans

The Council of Deans (COD) is a decision-making body comprised of the deans from each of the university’s five schools. Meet the Council of Deans.

President's Executive Council

The President’s Executive Council (PEC) is the executive advisory council comprised of the university’s deans, vice presidents, select senior administrators.  Meet the President's Executive Council.

Regional Leadership

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences center is part of the Texas Tech University System and operates medical and health care education and patient care at multiple campuses across the state of Texas. Meet our regional leadership.

Success Story

Theresa Byrd, Ph.D.

A number of TTUHSC faculty members have been recognized and honored for their excellence in teaching, research, and service.
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Fulfilling Needs

In our short 35-year history, the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center not only has fulfilled the need for health care service and education in West Texas, but it has become a source of pride for the state and the entire Southwest region.

Early views of construction of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Main Building — 1974

- Early views of construction of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Main Building — 1974

Governor Preston Smith

- Governor Preston Smith

Preston Smith signs the legislation establishing Texas Tech University School of Medicine- 1969

- Preston Smith signs the legislation establishing Texas Tech University School of Medicine- 1969

Class of 1975

- Class of 1975