Texas Tech has announced the next dean of their School of Pharmacy.

Texas Tech Health Sciences Center President Tedd L. Mitchell has named Quintin Smith, Ph.D., as the second dean for the School of Pharmacy.

Smith began at Tech in 1997 as one of the School’s earliest faculty members. He has received numerous teaching awards and has twice been voted Most Influential Professor by graduating pharmacy students.

“During my time at TTUHSC, the faculty and I have developed courses and programs that have proven successful,” said Smith. “I have had the privilege of being a part of the growth of this school. What an honor it is to now have the opportunity to lead the School of Pharmacy.”

Smith replaces Dr. Arthur Nelson, who stepped down In July.