A Texas Tech vice chancellor has announced his departure from the University.

Jodey Arrington, vice chancellor for Research and Commercialization and former Chief of Staff to Chancellor Kent Hance, has announced that he will leave Tech for the private sector on July 3rd.

Arrington will take a position as president of Scott Laboratories in Lubbock.

According to Tech, Arrington played a major role in the growth of the Texas Tech University System by serving as chairman of the Task Force for Enrollment Growth. He also designed the “Leading the Way” strategic plan for the TTU System universities.

“Jodey has been a key player on my leadership team,” said Hance. “He knows Texas Tech, works extremely hard, and knows how to get things done. I know that he will be very successful in all his future endeavors.”

Prior to his seven-year tenure at Texas Tech, Arrington spent more than 18 years in public service. He served as a senior advisor to President George W. Bush in the White House and the Governor’s Office, and also served as Chief of Staff of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.