Texas Tech University

Primary Staff Responsibilities

Senior Vice Provost (R. Stewart)

  • Represent and act for Provost when absent
  • Faculty hiring, tenure and promotion, and awards and honors
  • Academic personnel matters
  • Oversight of
    • Museum of Texas Tech University
    • National Ranching Heritage Center
    • University Writing Center
    • Academic Scheduling & Facilities Resources
    • Operating Policies & Procedures
  • Official Publications
  • Chair Academic Council

Vice Provost for Graduate Affairs/Dean of Graduate School (M. Sheridan)

  • Graduate and postdoctoral education
  • Graduate enrollment management
  • Graduate student professional and career development
  • Graduate program evaluation and quality improvement
  • New graduate program development
  • Oversees Graduate Admission

Vice Provost for Extended & Distance Education (M. Hart)

  • TTU Worldwide eLearning
  • Regional Teaching Sites and the Center at Junction
  • Production support for preparation of online courses and programs
  • Assistance with regulatory compliance
  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
  • Texas Tech University Independent School District (TTUISD)
  • Continuing Education

Vice Provost for International Affairs (S. Misra)

  • International Student and Scholar Services
  • Study Abroad
  • International Agreements
  • International visitors and protocol
  • K-12 international outreach programs to area schools
  • Lubbock passport acceptance office
  • Vietnam Center and Archives
  • International Research & Development
  • International Undergraduate Admissions
  • International Sponsored Student Programs
  • International Student Recruiting

Chief Information Officer and Vice President for Information Technology (S. Segran)

  • Provide strategic leadership for all information technology activities for TTU
  • Set technology direction/ vision for TTU and prepare annual technology plans
  • Foster innovation, prioritize IT initiatives and coordinate deployment and management of current and future central IT systems across the enterprise
  • Plan, develop, implement, monitor and control annual IT operating and capital budget
  • Oversight of TTU information Technology Division
  • State of Texas Information Resources Manager (IRM) for the University
  • TTU System CIO Council Representative for Texas Tech University
  • Oversee Campus technology procurements and contracts
  • Review of legislation for impact on TTU IT operations
  • Coordinates with the State of Texas (DIR, LBB, etc.) on various IT-related activities/initiatives/reports
  • Provide assistance and support of Institutional Effectiveness

Vice Provost for Academic Affairs (G. Durham DeCesaro)

  • Curriculum oversight and development, especially Core Curriculum
  • New course, certificate, and degree requests
  • Liaison on Student Success Collaborative
  • Commencement Liaison
  • Catalog review
  • Strategic planning support
  • THECB Liaison
  • Uniform Undergraduate Graduation Requirements
  • Registrar Liaison

Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness (D. James)

  • Graduate program development
  • Texas Tech University Press
  • Strategic planning coordination with colleges and departments
  • Remediation of student academic issues
  • Institutional Effectiveness oversight
  • Liaison to Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
  • Office of Planning and Assessment
  • Academic Affairs liaison to Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB)
  • Institutional compliance with THECB, SACSCOC, and discipline-based accreditations
  • Support for academic program planning and THECB and SACSCOC notifications

Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (P. Hughes)

  • Undergraduate Education
  • University academic advising
  • Active learning initiatives including undergraduate research and service learning
  • University Studies
  • Pre-professional Health careers
  • Academic recovery
  • Programs for teaching and professional development
  • Student Success and Retention

Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs (C. Duran)

  • Dean of Students services
  • Student services and success programs including Red Raider Orientation, Red Raider Camp, Convocation, student organizations and Greek Life, and Texas Tech Spirit.
  • Student conduct and academic integrity
  • Student disability services
  • Student counseling center
  • Career services for all students
  • Student media, including the student newspaper, The Daily Toreador, and the campus yearbook, La Ventana
  • Student legal services
  • Parent and family services for TTU students