The school’s board of trustees appointed Judy L. Bonner, the University of Alabama’s provost and interim president.
Bailey began as president of the University of Alabama in September of 2012. He had been president of Texas Tech since 2008.
Williams, also a professor of anthropology, serves as the associate dean of finance for the college.
The 10-member committee is chaired by Jerry E. Turner, chairman of the Board of Regents and a 1968 graduate of Texas Tech.
Schovanec will serve until a search committee selects a replacement for Guy Bailey, who accepted a position as president of the University of Alabama.
Bailey, who received two degrees from the University of Alabama, has served as president of Texas Tech since 2008.
Bailey, an Alabama native, was named as president of Texas Tech in 2008, and received two degrees from the University of Alabama.
Bob Bowlsby has been chosen as Commissioner of the Big 12 Conference.
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