The provost serves as the university’s chief academic officer.
Perlmutter replaces Jerry Hudson, who is retiring after 35 years at Texas Tech.
The Red Raiders moved up four spots to No. 14, and the Lady Raiders stayed at No. 17. The Lady Raiders have been in the top 20 for the entire season.
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The event, sponsored by the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce, will feature representatives from Texas Tech, including Chancellor Kent Hance, Tech Interim President Lawrence Schovanec, and Texas Tech Health Sciences Center President Tedd Mitchell, M.D.
Tech is one of two Big 12 schools with both men’s and women’s track and field teams ranked in the top 20 entering the Big 12 Championships.
That particular success jumped White to No. 5 in the world for the 2013 season, the top of the Big 12, and also broke a 27-year-old facility record.
Tech is one of about 10 percent of universities that has been granted the right to shelter a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, and only about 10 percent of graduates in the liberal arts and sciences at the university are selected for lifetime membership.