Dr. Ronald Hendrick
Ron Hendrick serves as the Provost and Senior Vice President at Texas Tech University.
Throughout his career, he has been fortunate to contribute to various aspects of higher
education administration and the university's academic growth.
As Provost, Hendrick carries a wide-ranging portfolio of responsibilities, overseeing Texas Tech's 13 degree-granting colleges, regional campuses in Texas, and a private-public partnership campus in Costa Rica. His leadership extends to critical components of the university, including University Libraries and public-facing outreach entities such as Texas Tech University Press, Texas Tech Museum, and the National Ranching Heritage Center. In this capacity, he supervises a dedicated team of more than 1,000 full-time staff members and collaborates closely with nine vice provost offices to ensure the holistic support of faculty, students, and staff.
One notable achievement has been the reorganization of the Office of the Provost, aimed at enhancing student success. Working with Provost Office staff and faculty, and in collaboration with Enrollment Management, the team implemented Raider Success Hub, a $7 million student information system designed to foster collaboration among various stakeholders involved in student support, ultimately improving student outcomes.
Additionally, he created the Office of Faculty Success to centralize resources for faculty development, teaching and learning support, mentoring, and mental health resources, allocating approximately $3 million to these initiatives.
Provost Hendrick's dedication to advancing Texas Tech University extends beyond academic matters. His stewardship has played an important role in the success of various colleges, including the Davis College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and the Huckabee College of Architecture.
Working closely with vice provosts, Hendrick has spearheaded initiatives to align regional partnerships and online programs with market demand, leading to the development of numerous new online and hybrid degree programs. Along with vice provosts, he facilitated partnerships with industry leaders, offering over 30 industry certifications to Texas Tech students at no cost.
Provost Hendrick's commitment to collaboration extends to his work with the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center, resulting in cross-institutional partnerships, new degree programs, and increased research activity.
He has also collaborated with the Texas Tech Faculty Senate and faculty at large to implement new state laws, consistently achieving unanimous or near-unanimous faculty support in each matter.