Texas Tech University

W. Brent Lindquist Named Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences


April 23, 2014

Dear Deans, Faculty, and Staff,

It is my pleasure to share with you the appointment of W. Brent Lindquist as Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences. Dr. Lindquist, whose background is in mathematics and geosciences, is currently the deputy provost at Stony Brook University and will begin his appointment here July 15. He is a well-respected educator, researcher and leader at Stony Brook, and I am pleased he has accepted this role. As the largest academic area on campus, the College of Arts & Sciences plays an important role in Texas Tech's ambitions to enhance its status as a great public research university. I am confident that under Dean Lindquist's direction, the impact of the College of Arts & Sciences on our campus will become even more significant, and its national stature will also be increased.

Please join me in expressing appreciation to Jeff Williams for his dedicated service as interim dean since August 2012. Also, I'd like to thank the search committee and committee chair Dean Michael Galyean on their hard work and diligence in bringing together a quality pool of candidates.

Please join me in congratulating and welcoming Dr. Lindquist to this position.


Lawrence Schovanec

Lawrence Schovanec
Provost and Senior Vice President



** Read the news release announcing Lindquist's appointment.