Administration & Departments | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
TTUHSC students walking through Lubbock campus courtyard.
TTUHSC Academic Classroom Building

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 Amarillo, El Paso, and Odessa. Since then, the school has grown into a comprehensive academic health care university and has expanded into Abilene, Dallas, and Midland. Having changed official names in 1979, the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center now consists of schools of medicine, nursing, health professions, pharmacy and biomedical sciences, and serves a population of more than 2 million people dispersed across a vast 108-county area of West Texas.

Meet the Administration

Office of the President

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  

President's Cabinet

The President's Cabinet is the executive body comprised of the university's deans, provost, chief officers, and vice presidents.  Meet the President's Cabinet.

Office of the Provost

The Provost is the chief academic officer and under the president is responsible for the creation and implementation of the academic priorities. Meet the Provost. 

Regional Leadership

Our regional leadership provides consistency throughout the schools while celebrating the unique character of each campus in Amarillo, Abilene, Dallas, Midland, and Odessa. MORE.

The administrative departments and offices are essential to supporting the operations and mission of the university. They deal with a diverse range of issues including human resources, financial activities, research administration and student affairs.

Departments & Offices