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President's Cabinet

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center President’s Cabinet consists of the provost, chief officers, vice presidents, and deans.  The cabinet exists to advise the president on any subject the president may require relating to the duties of each member’s respective office or division; assign tasks to and consider recommendations from HSC councils; and serve as the approving body for university policies and institutional-wide matters. 

The president chairs the cabinet, with the executive chief of staff acting as vice-chair.  The assistant vice president for university strategy from the office of the president, serves as the cabinet secretary.

The cabinet regularly each month. 



Members of the Cabinet

Lori Rice-Spearman, PhD
T: 806.743.2900

Coleman Johnson, JD
Chief of Staff
T: 806.743.2900

Darrin D'Agostino, D.O., MPH, MBA
Provost and Chief Academic Officer 

Penny Harkey
Executive Vice President of Finance and Operations
T: 806.743.7424

Bryce McGregor, MBA
Interim Executive Vice President of Clinical Affairs
T: 806.743.3000

Lance McMahon, PhD
Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation
T: 806.743.3600

Gerard E. Carrino, PhD, MPH
Dean, Julia Jones Matthews School of Population & Public Health
T: 806.414.9277

John C. DeToledo, MD
Interim Dean, School of Medicine
T: 806.743.3000

Holly Wei, Ph.D., R.N.
Dean, School of Nursing
T: 806.743.2738

Grace Kuo, PharmD, PhD, MPH
Dean, Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy
T: 806.414.9277

Brandt L. Schneider, PhD
Dean, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
T: 806.743.2556

Dawndra Sechrist, OTR, PhD
Dean, School of Health Professions
T: 806.743.3220

Billy U. Philips, Jr., PhD, MPH
Executive Vice President, F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural and Community Health
T: 806.743.1338

Jody Randall, PhD, EdD
Vice President and Chief Experience Officer
T: 806.743.4195

Ashley Hamm
Vice President of External Relations
T: 806.743.2786

Harry Slife, PhD

Vice President of Facilities and Safety Services
T: 806.743.2952

Cynthia Jumper, MD, MPH
Vice President for Governmental Relations and Managed Care
T: 806.743.3107

Vince Fell
Vice President for Information Technology
Chief Information Officer
T: 806.743.1500

Sonya Castro-Quirino, D.Bioethics, MBA
Vice President for Institutional Compliance
T: 806.743.3950

Ron Cook, DO, MBA, FAAFP
Chief Health Officer


Bryce Looney, MS
Special Assistant to the President
T: 806.743.2900



For questions concerning the president's cabinet contact:

Cole Johnson
Executive Chief of Staff
T: 806.743.2900