Texas Tech University

Leadership Team

Bradley Martin

Bradley, a native of Slaton, Texas, received his BBA in Management and his MBA from the Texas Tech University Rawls College of Business. He has been with the University since 2001, holding various roles in the Chancellor's and President's offices, as well as the office of Student Business Services. Bradley began his new duties for Financial and Business Services on June 1, 2017.

Associate VP
Financial & Business Services

Bradley Martin

phone 806.742.4250

Kent Meredith

Bio coming soon

Executive Director
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Kent Meredith

phone 806.742.7362

Sean Childers

Sean serves as the Associate Vice President for Operations within Texas Tech University. Within this role he provides oversight and leadership for the departments of: Facilities Maintenance, Grounds, Transportation and Parking, Planning and Design, Construction, Utilities, Capital Projects and Administration, Planning and Administration, Services and the Administrative Resources Office. Sean's leadership focuses on operational and uninterrupted support of the campus in the areas of education, research and community. The community is centered around student success and retention with an enhanced approach of service for faculty and staff. The Division is led and managed from a culture of “Excellent Service, Excellent Stewardship.” Throughout his leadership, Texas Tech continues to see growth in enrollment, facilities and research. Sean has been with the university for over 30 years while serving in the current role since 2014. He received both his Bachelor of Business and Master of Agriculture degrees from Texas Tech and is a firm supporter of education, not only within the university, but also the workplace. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Texas Association of Physical Plant Administrators and regularly facilitates and hosts educational sessions within multiple conferences.

Associate VP
Operations

Sean Childers

phone 806.742.1310

Patrick Albritton

Patrick received his BS in Civil Engineering from Texas Tech University in 1996 and earned a Masters of Engineering and Environmental Management from the Air Force Institute of Technology in 2000. He retired from the United States Air Force after 25 years of service and returned to Texas Tech in 2021. He holds certifications in Business Continuity (CBCP), Project Management (PMP) and Facility Management (CFM). His responsibilities include oversight of Hospitality Services, University Student Housing, the Student Union, Student Health Services, University Recreation and the Campus Store.

Associate VP
Auxiliary Services

Patrick Albritton

phone 806.742.1696

Jennifer Adling

Jennifer received her BS in Financial Planning from Texas Tech University in 1996. She has been with TTU since 1999. Within her current role of chief procurement officer, she oversees strategic acquisition, contract management, payment strategies, pcard services, travel services, vendor services, and procurement reporting and analytics. She received her Certified Texas Purchaser and Certified Texas Purchasing Manager from the State of Texas in 2001. Jennifer serves as the chair of the E&I Cooperative Services Board of Directors, serves on the E&I Cooperative Services Strategic Advisory Board and the Jaggaer Customer Advisory Board, and is Past President of the TOAL region of the National Association of Educational Procurement.

Chief Procurement Officer


Jennifer Adling

phone 806.742.3844

Crista McCune

Crista began her career at TTU after receiving her Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting in 1998. She held various positions within the Financial Accounting division, ultimately serving as the Managing Director from 2006-2010. In 2010, Crista transitioned to the position of Managing Director of Budget & Resource Planning & Management. She was promoted to Chief Budget Officer in 2018. Crista oversees the budget office and is responsible for various state mandated reports, including the Legislative Appropriations Request.

Chief Budget Officer


Crista McCune

phone 806.742.3228

Eric Fisher

Mr. Fisher began his relationship with Texas Tech in August 1994 as a staff auditor. He has over 24 years' experience with Texas Tech University System in treasury and investments. Mr. Fisher has served on the Board & Supervisory Committee of Texas Tech Credit Union since April 2007. Mr. Fisher has a Masters in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) & a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP).

Chief Accounting Officer


Eric Fisher

phone 806.834.4713

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Kara Newcomb has a BBA, Accounting and MBA from Texas Tech University. She has been with Texas Tech University since 2008 and has held positions in Tax Compliance & Reporting and Accounting Services. Kara currently oversees the operations of Payroll & Tax Services, a shared service for Texas Tech University System component institutions. Before joining TTU she was a Tax Accountant at a local CPA firm.

Chief Payroll Officer


Kara Newcomb

phone806.742.3211

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Brandon Hennington has an MBA with a specialization in MIS. Brandon started at TTU in GIS systems, then with Operations as the Managing Director for Planning & Administration before moving to his current position.

Chief Data Management Officer


Brandon Hennington

phone806.834.6920

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Chief Bonath has been the Chief of Police for Texas Tech Police Department for seven years. He retired from the FBI after serving for twenty-five years in a wide range of operational and leadership positions. During his career FBI he managed all FBI investigations in the Eastern District of Oklahoma and served as a manager for the FBI headquarters in the Financial Crimes Section and the Audit Unit of the Inspections Division. He also served as a Special Agent in Beaumont, Midland and Lubbock, Texas. After retiring from the FBI he took a job with CenturyLink, serving as the lead security professional for corporate security before taking the police chief position with Texas Tech.Bonath earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in accounting from Texas Tech University. As the police chief, he has oversight for over 140 employees in Lubbock, Amarillo, Midland, Odessa and Abilene, Texas.

Chief of Police
Texas Tech Police Department

Kyle K Bonath

phone 806.742.3931

Administration & Finance