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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 chief of staff acting as vice-chair.  The senior director for HSC strategy, from the office of the president, serves as the cabinet secretary.

The cabinet regularly meets every second and third Tuesday of each month.

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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

Steven L. Berk, MD
Dean, School of Medicine & Executive Vice President of Clinical Affairs
T: 806.743.3000

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

Michael L. Evans, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean, School of Nursing
T: 806.743.2738

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

Quentin Smith, PhD
Dean, Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy
T: 806.414.9277

Min Kang, PharmD
Interim Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation
T: 806.743.3600

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, PhD, MBA, MS
Vice President for Institutional Compliance
T: 806.743.3950

Ex-Officio Members

Ron Cook, DO, MBA, FAAFP
Chief Health Officer

Kari Dickson, PhD
Vice Provost and THECB/SACSCOC Liaison
T: 806.743.2946

Justin White, MBA
Senior Director for University Strategy
T: 806.743.2900


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



For questions concerning the president's cabinet contact:

Justin White, MBA
Secretary for the President's Cabinet
T: 806.743.2900