THE OPPORTUNITY

Texas Tech University (Texas Tech) in Lubbock, Texas invites applications, nomination and inquiries for the position of director of student financial aid and scholarships to lead its highly respected student financial aid program in support of the University’s strategic priorities. The director will oversee the assessment, development, and implementation of financial aid leveraging strategies, policies, and awarding practices that ensure the efficient and strategic distribution of aid.  To this end, the director will be expected to collaborate with the associate vice president for enrollment management and other colleagues in analyzing Texas Tech’s full portfolio of student financial aid programs for benchmarking and operational improvement.

Texas Tech is in the midst of a transformational period in its history. In the past three years alone, it has:

  • enjoyed record enrollments each fall term;
  • been designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, one of 12 Carnegie Tier One Research institutions to achieve this distinction;
  • increased the number of students who identify as first-generation college students to approximately 22% of the undergraduate class;
  • increased funding for institutional merit and need-based grants by $8 million;
  • achieved R1 Very High Research Activity designation in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education; and
  • established its first international satellite location in Costa Rica.

Accordingly, the director will be expected to be a strategically-minded leader who will provide thought leadership and expertise on issues of student access, affordability, retention, and indebtedness.

The Position

ROLE OF THE DIRECTOR OF STUDENT FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Reporting to the associate vice president for enrollment management, the director of student financial aid and scholarships serves on the Enrollment Management leadership team and leads the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships in support of Texas Tech’s ambitious strategic enrollment, retention, graduation and affordability goals. The director is responsible for the overall management and administration of all student financial aid programs, as well as the operations of the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships. The director oversees the administration of Title IV, state, and institutional programs in alignment with Texas Tech University’s mission and vision.

Supervising a team of 50 full-time and 12 part-time staff who provide services for the undergraduate, graduate, and law school financial aid applicants, she/he will hire, train, and provide professional development opportunities and mentoring to all financial aid staff members. The director is responsible for the coordination of departmental goals, timetables, prioritization, and compliance of student financial aid and scholarship programs accordingly while providing oversight of all student financial aid operations.

The director develops and manages an annual financial aid budget of approximately $350 million and an operating budget of approximately $2.7 million. She/he is charged with ensuring that the office provides personal and exemplary services to Texas Tech students and their families, while complying with all federal, state, University, NCAA, agency, and donor laws, regulations, and policies that impact and govern the awarding of financial aid.

HISTORY OF THE POSITION

Becky Wilson, the former senior managing director of student financial aid and scholarships, retired in December 2016 after a 15 year tenure at Texas Tech.  Shannon Crossland, senior director of administrative maintenance and compliance, was asked by the associate vice president for enrollment management to serve as the interim director of admission beginning in December 2016 and will continue in the role until the successful candidate joins the University.

OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES

There are several aspects of the role of director of student financial aid and scholarships in which the successful candidate will need to be prepared to lead. These include:

  1. Building a strong, high functioning team through mentoring, team building, and professional development.
  2. Establishing collaborative and mutually beneficial relationships with University stakeholders and offices, including, but not limited to Admissions; Advancement; Athletics; Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; Student Affairs; and University Programs and Student Success.
  3. Managing both short- and long-term strategic planning and program development, including the assessment of all programs and services.
  4. Collaborating with financial aid and admissions colleagues to investigate and implement new approaches to strategic communication with prospective and current students and their families.
  5. Building on the Office’s successes in using technology to continue to improve the delivery and assessment of services.
  6. Partnering with the associate vice president for enrollment management to analyze and benchmark key indicators of college affordability with the goal of strengthening Texas Tech’s commitment to increased access and reduced indebtedness.
  7. Collaborating with University colleagues to provide creative and proactive leadership on issues that impact the success, retention, and graduation of Texas Tech’s rapidly changing students, particularly first-generation and LatinX students.

MEASURES OF SUCCESS

At an appropriate interval after joining Texas Tech University, the following items will initially define success for the new director of student financial aid and scholarships:

  • The director has established strong working relationships and partnerships with the senior vice president for finance and administration, division colleagues, senior management staff, and student leaders.
  • There is evidence of positive momentum in unifying the financial aid staff.
  • An unwavering commitment to excellence and high quality of service, product, program, and delivery is evident in all areas of oversight.
  • The new director will have reviewed and assessed current departmental processes regarding financial aid awarding and delivery to all students and made changes to more efficiently serve constituents, including students and senior administration.
  • Positive collaborations between the Student Financial Aid and Scholarships Office and other key partners including Undergraduate Admissions, Student Business Services, Athletics, Student Affairs, Advancement, and Retention are evident.
  • The new director will have a high profile at Texas Tech and will have engaged in dialogue and public relations with a broad group of constituents to build awareness and support for the ongoing work of the Student Financial Aid and Scholarships Office and its role in enhancing the student experience.

QUALIFICATIONS AND CHARACTERISTICS

A bachelor’s degree is required (master’s degree preferred). Priority consideration will be given to applicants with significant documented experience in a senior management position leading a successful financial aid program at a college or university. Additional knowledge, experience, and capabilities needed for success in the Director position include:

  • proven track record of directing a progressive financial aid operation within a highly collegial office environment with proven quality assurance;
  • previous success as a thoughtful and proactive change manager;
  • ability to create and implement annual and long-term plans that strategically allocate student financial aid resources to advance the University’s goals, mission, and vision;
  • capacity for creative thinking, coupled with outstanding communication, assessment, and supervisory skills;
  • an interpersonal style that fosters collaboration and innovation;
  • active involvement and leadership in local, state, and/or national professional organizations; and
  • demonstrated sophisticated understanding of state and federal reporting and compliance regulations.

The successful candidate will be innovative, results-oriented, and anticipate and be responsive to matters influencing student achievement while leading all student financial aid operations in an effective and efficient manner.

In order to succeed in this critical position, campus stakeholders indicated the new director of student financial aid and scholarships should be:

  • an energetic professional who enjoys the financial aid profession and has high professional standards;
  • one who combines outstanding technical knowledge of financial aid practices with a strategic enrollment management perspective;
  • one who is a leader and a driver of both innovation and collaboration;
  • one who has interest in supporting the growth mindset of Texas Tech University;
  • one who is a contemporary thinker about the role of financial aid in university enrollment management;
  • one who can manage up and down and will keep senior executives updated on current issues in the national financial aid landscape;
  • one who is proactive in anticipating and responding to the critical questions that are of interest to senior executives;
  • one who has a commitment to and experience with issues of access, affordability, and student indebtedness;
  • one who is adept at removing barriers to creativity and collaboration;
  • one who has executive presence and is confident and diplomatic in interactions with executive officers and Board members;
  • one who has been involved in financial aid professional associations at the state, local, and/or national level;
  • one who is well-versed in both anticipating and analyzing trends in financial aid and enrollment management;
  • one who can be a strategic partner in identifying and analyzing key retention metrics;
  • one who can build an environment that supports risk-taking while maintaining the highest standards for compliance and ethical behavior;
  • one who has an innovative approach to engaging with today’s prospective students and will work to enhance financial aid communications so that students and their families can make well-considered decisions;
  • one who has experience working with Pell-eligible, first-generation, and under-represented students;
  • one who has respect for the student experience and champions a student-centered environment;
  • one who has experience collaborating with athletics staff in coordinating financial aid and compliance activities;
  • one who has excellent goal-setting skills and can empower the financial aid team in achieving those goals;
  • one who enjoys being an educator of prospective students, their families, and the University community;
  • one who values data and data-driven decisions and who will be an active partner with the associate vice president for enrollment management in establishing and achieving institutional enrollment goals;
  • one who is adept at supporting and managing change and can improve upon existing operations and practices;
  • one who has excellent goal-setting skills and can empower the financial aid team in achieving those goals;
  • one who is an open and empathetic listener;
  • one who is an effective communicator with the public;
  • one who is team-oriented and can build an enjoyable working environment;
  • one who is sensitive to and educated about issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion; and
  • one who will take time to understand Texas Tech University’s culture, strengths, and unique position within the State of Texas and Big 12 Conference.

THE INSTITUTION DIVISION/DEPARTMENT: AN OVERVIEW

Student Financial Aid and Scholarships Office at Texas Tech University: An Overview

The director of student financial aid and scholarships reports to the associate vice president for enrollment management, Ethan Logan. The office employs 50 full-time and 12-part time staff. There are six senior staff positions reporting directly to the director. The current staffing model of the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships is as follows:

Director of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships

  • Senior Director of Administrative Maintenance and Compliance
  • Director of Client Services
  • Director of Reporting Systems
  • Director of Scholarships
  • Associate Director of NCAA Compliance
  • Associate Director of Outreach/Campus Partners

The director works very closely with other enrollment management colleagues who lead the offices of the Registrar, Undergraduate Admissions, and Finance & Administration. The division’s current leadership team is comprise of the following:

Ethan Logan, associate vice president for enrollment management

  • Roberta Brown, registrar
  • Shannon Crossland, interim director of student financial aid and scholarships
  • Rachel Fernandez, director of finance & administration
  • Jamie Hansard, executive director of undergraduate admissions

Key activities and priorities of the office include the following:

  1. Packaging, awarding and disbursement of approximately $350 million of federal, state and institutional funds for undergraduate, graduate, and law students. The most recent breakdown of the financial budget is as follows:
    • Institutional Aid: $70 million
    • Pell Grants: $42 million
    • Texas State Grants: $20 million
    • Federal Loans: $160 million
    • State Loans: $15 million
    • Private Loans (Non-federal): $23 million
    • Federal Work Study: $1.3 million
    • Athletics: $7 million
  1. Collaborating with the Enrollment Management leadership team in developing, implementing, and assessing the division’s strategic enrollment management plan.
  2. Partnering with colleagues in Undergraduate Admissions by participating in key recruitment and yield activities. Financial aid staff who assist with recruiting have access to Target X, Texas Tech’s admission CRM system (Salesforce platform).
  3. Administration of the office’s technology infrastructure. Texas Tech utilizes Ellucian Banner as its Student Information System and the primary financial aid management system. The office employs two full-time programmers to support and maximize the effective utilization of technology.
  4. Operating an in-house inbound call center to respond to inquiries and provide support to prospective and enrolled students, their families, and external constituents.
  5. Producing and disseminating thorough and accurate reports and analyses of financial aid data needed to support the work of the executive leadership team and other stakeholders at Texas Tech.
  6. Ensuring compliance with all federal, state, University, NCAA, Big 12 Conference, agency, and donor laws and regulations.
  7. Developing and supporting relationships with prospective students, their families, and their communities through strategic partnerships with Texas Tech’s Pre-College and community engagement programs.

 

An Overview of the Division of Enrollment Management

The Enrollment Management Division of Texas Tech University includes the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, the Student Financial Aid & Scholarships Office and the University Registrar’s Office.

Organizational Chart for the Office of Enrollment Management

Leadership of the Division of Enrollment Management

Dr. Ethan Logan – Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management

Dr. Ethan Logan, associate vice president for enrollment management, began his career in higher education as hall director and assistant to the dean of students at McMurry University in Abilene, Texas. After two years there, he returned to his alma mater, Texas Tech University, from where he earned a bachelor of arts degree in literature and master of education in higher education.

Returning to Texas Tech University in 1999, Dr. Logan began working in the Student Union as a member of the Student Activities Staff, transitioning that same year to the role of assistant dean of students. Dr. Logan worked with the Interfraternity Council and served in the generalist role of the Dean of Students Office working with students throughout the institution. While a member of the Student Affairs Division of Texas Tech University, Dr. Logan has worked in Student Conduct Administration, Student Organizations Support, Student Activities, and Fraternity & Sorority Life. At this time, Dr. Logan served as the director for student judicial programs and associate dean of students.

In 2008, Dr. Logan transitioned into Enrollment Management at Texas Tech University, serving as both director and executive director for undergraduate admissions. Texas Tech University has developed and sustained a surge in institutional enrollment growth since 2008 due to the dedicated personnel in Enrollment Management and the exceptional collaboration and partnerships across the institution. In 2010, Dr. Logan was awarded his Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Higher Education Administration.

In 2016, Dr. Logan was named assistant vice president for enrollment management for the institution. He was elevated to Associate Vice President in 2017. The Enrollment Management Division includes the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, the Student Financial Aid & Scholarships Office, and the University Registrar’s Office.

Dr. Logan is involved in a number of professional associations, including the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), the National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC), the Association of Chief Admissions Officers of Public Universities (ACAOPU), and the Enrollment Services Efficiency Committee of the Council of Public University Presidents & Chancellors. He is a past member of the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA), the Association of Fraternity Advisors (AFA), and the Association of Student Conduct Administrators (ASCA).

Dr. Logan and his wife, Dr. Micah Meixner Logan, are alumni of Texas Tech University and have two daughters, Margaret and Madeleine (soon to be Red Raiders).

Institution & Location

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY: AN OVERVIEW

Institutional background/history

Texas Tech University is a creative and complex hub of scholarship, research, and teaching, as well as the flagship institution of the four-institution Texas Tech University System. Founded in 1923, Texas Tech is the seventh largest university in Texas with an enrollment of 38,209—of those, 31,957 are undergraduate, 5,835 graduate, and 417 law students. Under the umbrella of the Texas Tech University System (TTUS), Texas Tech is one of four component institutions. The others are Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Lubbock, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, and Angelo State University.

Texas Tech University is among 131 universities and colleges in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education’s “Very High Research Activity” category. The University also is only one of 94 public institutions listed. The list is updated every three years and universities must maintain specific criteria to achieve designation. Texas Tech first made the list in 2015.

Texas Tech University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The organization reaffirmed the University’s accreditation for 10 years in 2015.

Texas Tech University was created by legislative action in 1923 and has the distinction of being the largest comprehensive higher education institution in the western two-thirds of the state of Texas. The university is the major institution of higher education in a region larger than 46 of the nation’s 50 states and is the only campus in Texas that is home to a major university, law school, and medical school. Originally named Texas Technological College, the college opened in 1925 with six buildings and an enrollment of 914. Graduate instruction did not begin until 1927 within the school of Liberal Arts. A “Division of Graduate Studies” was established in 1935 and eventually became known as the Graduate School in 1954. By action of the Texas State Legislature, Texas Technological College formally became Texas Tech University on September 1, 1969.

The campus, which boasts Spanish Renaissance architecture, was described by American author James A. Michener as the “most beautiful west of the Mississippi until you get to Stanford” and by Stewart Mandel of Sports Illustrated as “easily one of the ten most beautiful campuses” he had seen. Many of the newly constructed buildings qualify for LEED certification, yet maintain the consistent Spanish theme throughout campus.

In fall 2018, 38,209 students were enrolled in the University. Of those, 31,957 were undergraduate, 5,835 graduate, and 417 law students.

Over the span of Texas Tech University’s history, 40 students have received the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship and 34 students have been named Fulbright Finalists in the last 10 years, including a record four in 2017.

Texas Tech University has 1,563 full-time and 199 part-time faculty.

Twelve colleges and schools makeup the academic areas at Texas Tech University and offer more than 150 undergraduate degrees, 100 graduate degrees, and 50 doctoral degrees.

There are more than 450 organizations at Texas Tech University in which students can get involved.

More than 1,300 (1,348 to be exact) participated in Study Abroad by traveling to other countries and engaging in scholarship during the 2017-18 academic year.

Texas Tech University’s Service Learning Program is supported by The Center for Transformative Undergraduate Experiences (TrUE) and the Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center (TLPDC)and provides information, support, and opportunities concerning service learning to students, faculty, and community members, fostering an appreciation of the academic and social values of community engagement.

Texas Tech University’s Red Raiders are members of the Big 12 Conference and compete in 17 varsity sports, including nine women’s and eight men’s programs.

Texas Tech University’s libraries includes the University Library, Architecture Library, Law Library, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Vietnam Archive, and Health Sciences Center Library.

Tuition for the 2018-19 academic year is $10,835 for undergraduate in-state or bordering states students and $8,768 for graduate students.

Texas Tech University’s endowment in 2018 was $757 million (as of February 2018). In the latest Center for Measuring University Performance rankings (2016), the University’s endowment ranked 134 overall and 49 among all public institutions.

About Lubbock, Texas

Texas Tech is the largest employer in Lubbock. So working at Texas Tech and living in Lubbock go hand-in-hand. Good thing, then, that Lubbock is such a great place to live. It was no surprise to those who live there when Money Magazine named Lubbock the third best place to live in the country, based on housing, activities, commute, jobs, health care, and weather.

Lubbock is much larger than many visitors expect. With a population of approximately 255,000, it’s the third largest city in the Big 12 Conference. Yet it still boasts a comfortable, down-home atmosphere. Known for its big sky and brilliant sunsets, Lubbock has a mild, breezy, semi-arid climate with cool nights, warm days and low humidity. Additionally, Lubbock ranks eleventh in Texas as the least expensive city and has a cost of living index 10 percent below the national average.

There are plenty of housing options, from established communities to new concept living and apartments. And as the hub city for the Texas south plains, Lubbock is easy to get to, and it’s just as easy to go wherever you want thereafter.

Lubbock, Texas is located in northwest Texas. Considered to be at the center of the South Plains, the area is located between the Permian Basin to the south and the Texas Panhandle to the north. Lubbock’s official elevation is 3,256 feet.

The county of Lubbock was founded in 1876. The settlement that is the present-day city of Lubbock was not formed until late 1890. Two settlements within the county, Old Lubbock and Monterey, were combined to form the settlement of Lubbock. During the following year, the settlement of Lubbock was named the county seat for Lubbock County. The city was incorporated on March 16, 1909. Shortly after incorporation, rail service was established in Lubbock. As agriculture continued to grow within the region and as the railroads continued to expand, Lubbock became the marketing center of the region and earned the name “Hub of the Plains”.

Lubbock continued to grow as the city’s opportunities increased. In 1925, Texas Technological College opened its doors, providing Lubbock with a major boost to its economy. While Lubbock felt the effects of the Great Depression, the city started to bounce back with the opening of two military training bases during World War II. After the war, Lubbock experienced a tremendous growth rate. During the ‘40s, Lubbock’s rate of growth was second nationally only to Albuquerque. The 2014 estimated population of Lubbock is 293,974. Lubbock continues to grow, relying on the vast agricultural industry of the area as well as on a variety of manufacturing facilities.

Mission Statement

As a public research university, Texas Tech advances knowledge through innovative and creative teaching, research, and scholarship. The university is dedicated to student success by preparing learners to be ethical leaders for a diverse and globally competitive workforce. The university is committed to enhancing the cultural and economic development of the state, nation and world.

*Approved by the Texas Tech University Board of Regents on May 14, 2010

Strategic Plan

A Foundation for the Next Century | A Pathway to 2025

Texas Tech University’s Strategic Plan, A Foundation for the Next Century | A Pathway to 2025, focuses on three primary, comprehensive areas of focus as the university nears completion of its first century of service. This plan will provide a framework for the university moving forward and support our efforts to solidify Texas Tech’s position as a premier public research university.

Educate and empower a diverse student body

Student success will reflect the University’s commitment to fostering an environment that promotes inclusive access while attracting committed and high-achieving students.

Enable innovative research and creative activities

We will continue to expand research, scholarship and creative activity to discover and advance knowledge, to improve quality and sustainability of life for the citizens of our state, nation and world, and to support technology transfer and other activities that enhance economies.

Transform lives and communities through strategic outreach and engaged scholarship

We will partner with our local, regional, national, and global communities to stimulate creativity, innovation, and social and economic development … working together to solve the complex problems facing people and communities.

Leadership

Dr. Lawrence Schovanec – President

Since Dr. Lawrence Schovanec was named president in 2016, Texas Tech University has seen record levels of enrollment, student retention, degrees awarded, and research expenditures. In the past year, Texas Tech was designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, one of 12 Carnegie Tier One Research institutions to achieve this distinction. In addition, Texas Tech was one of four institutions in the nation to be named as a recipient of the 2018 W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Award. This qualifies Texas Tech as a finalist for the national C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award, presented annually by the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities. The university also received the 2018 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization. These achievements reflect the emphasis Schovanec has placed on promoting student success and diversity, while also solidifying Texas Tech’s status as a world-class research institution.

This vision for the university has guided Schovanec throughout his career at Texas Tech, which began as an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, where he eventually served as chairman for nearly 10 years. He subsequently was appointed dean of the university’s largest college, the College of Arts & Sciences, then served as interim president for 10 months in 2012 and 2013, before being named provost.

As the university’s chief academic officer, Schovanec instituted an initiative to improve student success that helped Texas Tech achieve record retention rates each of the past two years. To promote transparency in the budget process, he initiated the annual college budget hearings that continue to this day. Under his leadership, the university introduced TTU Worldwide eLearning, which was created to enhance the quality and availability of online courses for both residential and nonresidential students and grow Texas Tech’s presence at regional sites across the state. Schovanec also established the Humanities Center and coordinated the initial planning for the establishment of Texas Tech University at Costa Rica (TTU-CR), an endeavor that was finalized shortly after he assumed the role of president. The TTU-CR campus was inaugurated in May and will host its first classes in fall 2018.

In all of his administrative roles, Schovanec has emphasized the importance of teaching excellence and scholarship support. In his first year as president, Texas Tech increased merit- and need-based scholarships by $8 million, which contributed to a fall 2017 freshman class that was distinguished by a record number of national merit finalists, presidential scholars, and first-generation students. As part of Schovanec’s and Texas Tech’s commitment to its core missions, 50 Presidential Teaching and Research Excellence Professorships were established.

Texas Tech continues to increase and improve its infrastructure during Schovanec’s tenure. When he was named president, Schovanec announced a five-year, $20 million investment in classroom and teaching laboratories. Since then, Texas Tech has dedicated the opening of the new Honors Residence Hall, started construction on a second $77 million Experimental Sciences Building, and begun a $43 million major renovation of the Maedgen Theatre.

An Oklahoma native, Schovanec earned a bachelor of science in mathematics from Phillips University and a master of science in mathematics from Texas A&M University. He earned his doctorate in mathematics from Indiana University. Schovanec’s wife, Patty, is an instructor and advisor in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics. They have two sons, Tyler and Cory.

Dr. Michael Galyean – Provost

Michael Galyean was appointed provost and senior vice president of academic affairs March 29, 2017.

Before his appointment, Galyean served as dean of Texas Tech University’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. Galyean earned a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from New Mexico State University, and a master’s in animal science and doctoral degree in animal nutrition, both from Oklahoma State University. He joined the faculty at Texas Tech in 1998 and was chair of the Animal Care and Use Committee from 2002 to 2006.

Previously he was assistant professor, associate professor, and professor in the Department of Animal and Range Sciences at New Mexico State University from 1977 to 1990; professor and superintendent of the New Mexico State University Clayton Livestock Research Center from 1990 to 1996; and professor of animal science at West Texas A&M University and the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station in Amarillo from 1996 to 1997.

Along with awards from other organizations and universities, Galyean has received multiple awards from Texas Tech, including the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Outstanding Researcher Award (2004, 2005); the President’s Academic Achievement Award (2005); and he was appointed as a Horn Professor (2006). He received the Society of Animal Science Morrison Award (2012) and the New Frontiers in Animal Nutrition Award (2013).

Additionally, he earned the Animal Management Award from the American Society of Animal Science (2006); the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Service and Outreach Award from Texas Tech (2007); and he was named a Fellow in the American Society of Animal Science (2010). Galyean is a member of the American Society of Animal Science, American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists, American Dairy Science Association and American Society for Nutritional Sciences.

Academic Programs and Faculty

Twelve colleges and schools makeup the academic areas at Texas Tech University and offer more than 150 undergraduate degrees, 100 graduate degrees, and 50 doctoral degrees.

Texas Tech University has 1,563 full-time and 199 part-time faculty.

The Student Body

Enrollment

Texas Tech has set enrollment records each of the last 10 years, including 38,209 in fall 2018. A record 2,378 African-American students enrolled in fall 2018, representing a 30.5 percent five-year increase.

LatinX students made up 29.7 percent of the fall 2018 undergraduate class, which reflects an increase of 53 percent since 2011. Texas Tech met the criteria for application as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) with more than 25 percent of the undergraduate student body identifying as LatinX.

Texas Tech’s one-year retention rate of 85 percent in fall 2018 is a record, while the two-year rate of 74.5 percent and three-year rate of 69.5 percent also are records.

Texas Tech was named a Diversity Champion by INSIGHT Into Diversity in 2016, 2017, and 2018. The university continually receives recognition for its foci on promotion and enhancing a diverse and inclusive environment for all students.

Enrollment percentages, spring 2019

Male: 51.6%

Female: 48.2%

Not reported: .2%

Race/Ethnicity percentages, spring 2019

White: 54.1%

Hispanic/Latino: 26.5%

Black or African American: 7.1%

Non-Resident Alien: 6.1%

Asian: 2.9%

Two or More Races: 1.9%

Unknown: 0.9%

American Indian/Alaskan: 0.4%

Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.1%

U.S. Rankings

#1           Best College for the Money (all undergraduates) in the Southwest, per College Factual, 2018.

#2           ranking among Big 12 institutions in terms of return on investment, per Payscale.com, 2018.

#22         Best Colleges for the Money (no aid), per CollegeFactual.com, 2018.

#26         Ranking among Carnegie “Highest Activity Research” public institutions in terms of return on investment, per Payscale.com, 2018.

#48        Return on investment ranking among all Carnegie “Highest Activity Research” public institutions, per Payscale.com, 2018.

#70        Top public universities in the U.S., per Niche, 2018.

#79         Top Colleges among all public institutions, per Forbes Best Value College Rankings, 2018.

#91         Best Colleges for the Money (with aid), per CollegeFactual.com, 2018.

#100      Top public universities in the U.S., per U.S. News & World Report, 2018.

#126       Times Higher Education Top Universities in the U.S., 2018.

#138      Best Value Colleges, per Forbes Best Value College Rankings, 2018.

#187      National Universities, per U.S. News & World Report, 2018.

#242      Best Colleges for Your Money, per Money Magazine, 2019.

#291       Ranking among America’s Top Colleges, per Forbes, 2018.

Organizational Chart for the Senior Administration

Benefits Overview

Texas Tech University offers the following competitive and comprehensive benefits to eligible employees and their dependents as part of a long-standing commitment to the health and wellbeing of its faculty and staff:

  • Term life & dependent term life insurance
  • Accidental death & dismemberment insurance
  • Short term & long-term disability insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Health and wellness plans
  • Dental plans
  • Vision plans
  • Mother-friendly workplace
  • Employee discounts
  • Leave options

Application & Nomination

Review of applications will begin May 3, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. To apply for this position please click on the Apply button, complete the brief application process, and upload your resume and position-specific cover letter. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Michel Frendian, mrf@spelmanjohnson.com. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

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