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TTUHSC Interim President Lori Rice-Spearman

Lori Rice-Spearman, Ph.D., President Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC)

Lori Rice-Spearman, Ph.D.


Lori Rice-Spearman, Ph.D., is the ninth president of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and the first female president in the Texas Tech University System.

She joined TTUHSC in 1987 and has held multiple leadership positions during her tenure with the university. Most recently, she was appointed provost and chief academic officer in October 2019. The following month she agreed to serve concurrently as interim president, reflecting her commitment to the university. READ MORE  

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It is an honor and a privilege to welcome Dr. Lori Rice-Spearman as the next president of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Lori is widely respected for the empowering and collaborative leadership abilities that she has displayed throughout her career. She also is a valued and trusted member of the university community and intently lives its values. TTUHSC has grown to become a comprehensive health university, and I believe Lori is the ideal person to elevate the institution’s academic profile, develop and promote student success, and further the mission of expanding access and improving the quality of health care in Texas.

Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D.

Texas Tech University System Chancellor