Office of the Provost Staff

Lawrence Schovanec

Lawrence Schovanec

Provost and Senior Vice President

Dr. Lawrence Schovanec was named provost on December 22, 2013. The Office of the Provost is responsible for the overall academic mission of the university.

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Staff

Rob Stewart

Rob Stewart

Senior Vice Provost

Rob Stewart currently serves as Senior Vice Provost of Texas Tech University with oversight responsibilities for areas in support of academic programs, faculty advancement, and student matriculation. He previously served for 11 years as an associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences. He is a professor in the Department of Communication Studies, where he began as an assistant professor at Texas Tech in 1984. More »

Genevieve Durham DeCesaro

Genevieve Durham DeCesaro

Associate Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

Associate Professor Genevieve Durham DeCesaro serves as Associate Vice Provost for Academic Affairs. She joins the Provost's staff after serving as Head of Dance since 2004 and as Associate Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance since 2008. Durham DeCesaro's current research agenda focuses on transdisciplinary collaboration. More »

Melanie Hart

Melanie Hart

Vice Provost

Dr. Melanie A. Hart is a vice provost responsible for the oversight of the regional teaching sites and eLearning. She is a professor and interim department chair in the Department of Health, Exercise, and Sport Sciences at Texas Tech University, and most recently served as an associate dean in the College of Arts & Sciences. More »

Darryl James

Darryl James

Associate Vice Provost

Darryl James currently serves as Associate Vice Provost for Graduate Affairs with responsibilities to act as a liaison between the Office of the Provost, the Graduate School, and the Academic Colleges with an emphasis on graduate program development. He also oversees the Texas Tech University Press. More »

Peggy Miller

Peggy Miller

Director/Special Assistant to the Provost for Remnant Trust

Peggy Gordon Miller began her career in higher education at Indiana University Northwest, teaching in the English Department, and was later named chancellor of the campus, where she served in that capacity for a number of years before being named president of the University of Akron. She later served as president of South Dakota State University, from which she retired as president emerita. More »

Juan Munoz

Juan Munoz

Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education & Student Affairs

In Fall 2004, Dr. Juan Sanchez Munoz was appointed in the College of Education as an associate professor in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction. He is also associate director of the Center for Research on Leadership and Education. In addition, he serves as Special Assistant to the President for Institutional Diversity, Associate Vice Provost for Academic Development and is founding Director of the TTU Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center. More »

Tibor Nagy

Tibor Nagy

Vice Provost for International Affairs

Ambassador Tibor P. Nagy Jr. is currently serving as Vice Provost for International Affairs at Texas Tech University. During the 2002 academic year he was the Department of State's Diplomat in Residence at the University of Oklahoma. Previously he was the U.S. ambassador to Ethiopia from 1999 to 2002, and ambassador to Guinea from 1996 to 1999. More »

Catherine Parsoneault

Catherine Parsoneault

Associate Vice Provost for Planning and Assessment

Catherine Parsoneault serves as Associate Vice Provost for Planning and Assessment at Texas Tech University, with oversight of the Office of Planning and Assessment and the Ethics Center. She serves as the institution's liaison to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, and as the chief contact with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for all matters pertaining to academic programs. More »

Sam Segran

Sam Segran

Associate Vice President for Information Technology and TTU Chief Information Officer

After spending four years in the international airline industry, Sam Segran joined the information technology industry. He has been at Texas Tech University for more than 20 years and has earned a bachelor's degree in MIS and an MBA in MIS. He started as a Computer Help Desk consultant in 1985 and rose steadily through the ranks. After spending three years as deputy CIO, he was promoted to his current position in April 2003. More »

Jessica Williams

Jessica Williams

Director of Academic Finance

Jessica Williams serves as Director of Academic Finance. In her role, Jessica provides support to the Provost Office as well as to the colleges in fiduciary matters, such as budget and academic funding, along with guidance for faculty and staff appointments. Jessica has been employed with Texas Tech since 2011, previously as Assistant Director of Budget and Resource Management and Planning. More »

Pam Roberson

Pam Roberson

Executive Administrative Associate

Pam Roberson serves as Executive Administrative Associate and reports to the Provost and Senior Vice President at Texas Tech University. In her role, Pam provides total support to the Provost, whose responsibility is vast, as well as manages the office. Pam has been employed at TTU since 1987, working in the Office of Admissions, Office of General Council/Risk Management Division (at the Health Sciences Center), and Department of Biological Sciences. More »

Beth Bowlin

Beth Bowlin

Administrative Assistant

Beth serves as Administrative Assistant in the Office of the Provost, as well as Administrative Assistant to the Associate Vice Provost of Academic Affairs. Beth joins the Provost's Office from TTU Health Sciences Center–Department of Neurology and UMC Health Systems Administration, where she was employed since 2001. Prior to returning to Lubbock in 1999, Beth was employed by VMX/Octel Communications at the University of Texas at Dallas. More »

Amy Richarte

Amy Richarte

Senior Administrative Assistant

Amy Richarte serves as Senior Administrative Assistant and reports to the Senior Vice Provost at Texas Tech University. Amy has been employed at TTU since 2004, working as a student assistant in biology, marketing and promotions for Student Affairs as well as in the Center for Campus Life, prior to transferring to the Office of the Provost in March 2009. More »

Rachel Vaughan

Rachel Vaughan

Administrative Assistant

Rachel serves as Administrative Assistant in the Office of the Provost, providing support to a number of the Vice Provosts. Rachel holds her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in English, both received at Texas Tech University. More »

Contact Information

Office of the Provost
Administration Building, Room 104
Box 42019
Lubbock, TX 79409-2019

806.742.2184 Office
806.742.1331 Fax