The group has selected Wheless Partners Executive Search, a national search firm, to assist in the selection of the candidate.
As chancellor emeritus, Kent Hance will no longer report to the Texas Tech Board of Regents, and will report directly to the next chancellor.
Eli Velasquez will be responsible for managing intellectual property and technology transfer for each university within the Texas Tech system.
The committee will help identify potential candidates, assist with initial screenings, and make recommendations to the full Board of Regents, who will make the final decision.
At a press conference following the Texas Tech Board of Regents’ executive session on Friday, Hance announced that he plans to retire at the end of the year, but will stay on until a replacement is found.
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Late Thursday night, the Austin-based Texas Tribune reported that Texas Tech University System Chancellor Kent Hance would soon announce plans to leave his chancellor's position.
Hance replaced Dr. David Smith as Texas Tech University System Chancellor on December 1, 2006.
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Tech received the ranking in the “Top 25 University Fundraising Teams for 2013,” by Michael Chatman, founder of Philanthropy Speakers Agency.
The Vision and Tradition campaign was officially announced in September of 2010, and nearly 130,000 donors from all 50 states and 41 countries contributed to the campaign.
Tech has two more recruitment centers in Dallas and Houston, but their center in Austin is their first in a retail area.