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Tech Administration

Kent Hance

Board of Regents

Chancellor, Texas Tech University System

Kent Hance became chancellor of the Texas Tech University System on December 1, 2006.

As chancellor, Hance is the chief executive offi- cer of the 12 campuses of Texas Tech University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and Angelo State University. He is focusing his energies on continuing the quality growth, enhancing the research in areas of excellence and accentuating the programs and opportunities that prepare stu- dents for success in life. Foremost on the agenda is fund-raising for scholarships, professorships and endowments as well as capital contributions. The chancellor also works in Austin and Washington, D.C. to enhance funding for all institutions.

Before becoming the third chancellor of the Texas Tech University System, Hance was a partner in Hance Scarborough Wright, an Austin and Dallas law firm. His firm’s primary focus was on state and federal administrative law, regulatory law and legis- lative law. In addition, he advised clients in oil, gas and other energy-related matters. Hance earned a bachelor of business administra- tion degree from Texas Tech University in 1965 and graduated from the University of Texas School of

Law in 1968. He returned to Lubbock to practice law and teach business law at Texas Tech. In 1973, he was named an outstanding professor at Texas Tech.

Hance began a career in politics in 1974 when he won a seat in the Texas State Senate. While in the Senate, he was one of only four members who served jointly on the chamber’s two most power- ful committees: Finance and State Affairs. Four years later, he won election to the 19th Congres- sional District. In 1981, Hance authored and won passage of President Reagan’s tax bill. While a member of Congress, Hance served on the Ways and Means Committee, the Agriculture Committee and the Science and Technology Committee. After Congress, Hance won election to the Texas Rail- road Commission.

Hance is a native of Dimmitt, Texas. He and his wife, Susie Hance, also an attorney, have five chil- dren and seven grandchildren.

Scott Dueser, Chair

Larry Anders, Vice



Rick Francis

Mark Griffin

El Paso


John Scovell

Dan Serna



Dr. Guy Bailey

President, Texas Tech University

Guy Bailey became the fifteenth president of Texas Tech University on August 1, 2008. Although in his first semester as president, Dr. Bailey has set an ambitious agenda for growth in both student enroll- ment and research productivity. He is busy in his first months at Texas Tech meeting students and faculty on campus and interacting with the South Plains community and alumni across the state.

Bailey came to Texas Tech from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), where he served as chancellor from January 2006 until July 2008. The chancellor is equivalent to president at Texas universities. He previously served as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of Texas-San Antonio (UTSA) from 1999 through 2005.

campaign. He also created $10 million in adminis- trative savings that was put into the core academic mission of the university, including, raising salaries to attract and retain faculty. During his tenure about $175 million in new construction was approved us- ing primarily public/private funding partnerships. During his tenure at UTSA, the university added 15 new doctoral programs, more than doubled its ex- ternal funding for research, saw its total enrollment grow by more than 40 percent and saw its graduate enrollment grow by almost 50 percent.

Windy Sitton Lubbock

Bob Stafford Amarillo

Jerry Turner

Kelli Stumbo


Student Regent

While In Kansas City, Bailey was active in eco- nomic development partnerships in the community, serving on the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City.

Clarence “Tim” Tillery, outstanding offensive end for the Red Raider football team from 1938-1941.

“Texas Tech University is a unique and special place,” Bailey said. “It has one of the brightest fu- tures in American higher education. I am honored to be president and consider it a privilege to be a part of that future.”

Bailey counts among his major accomplishments at UMKC the completion of a $200 million capital

Bailey holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English from the University of Alabama and a doc- torate in English linguistics from the University of Tennessee. He is the author of about 100 books and articles, many co-authored by his wife Dr. Jan Tillery, Texas Tech class of 1974. President Bailey’s wife is a proud Red Raider, as were her mother, Mary Elizabeth Tillery, class of 1948, and her father

Bailey continues to do research on language variation and change, with special emphasis on the English of Texas and the American South, and in computational linguistics. The research on Texas English has been featured on National Public Radio, CNN Headline News, BBC Radio, and in the New York Times, Texas Monthly and the San Antonio Express News. Since 1984 he has brought almost a million dollars in exter- nal funding for his research.


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