Texas Tech University

Office of the Provost Staff

Ronald Hendrick

Provost Ron Hendrick

Ronald L. Hendrick is Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Texas Tech University. Prior to coming to Texas Tech, Hendrick served as dean of the Michigan State University College of Agriculture (CANR) and Natural Resources and professor in the Department of Forestry. As dean, Hendrick oversaw all academic, research and outreach efforts of CANR, which includes 12 academic departments and schools, the Institute of Agricultural Technology, MSU AgBioResearch and MSU Extension.

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Rob StewartRob 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.
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Mitzi K. Lauderdale

Interim Vice ProvostMitzi K. Lauderdale

Mitzi Lauderdale serves as Interim Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Associate Academic Dean for Students in the College of Human Sciences and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Personal Financial Planning at Texas Tech University. Mitzi teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in estate planning, legal and regulatory aspects of personal financial planning, special needs planning, and general personal financial planning. More »



Melanie Hart

Vice ProvostMelanie Hart

Melanie Hart holds the title of Vice Provost for eLearning & Academic Partnerships. Her responsibilities include the oversight of the six regional teaching sites and the Center at Junction, online program compliance and quality, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), continuing education, and Texas Tech University Independent School District (TTUISD). More »


Darryl James

Vice ProvostDarryl James

Darryl James serves as Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness and is responsible for the oversight of institutional effectiveness. He represents the university as the accreditation liaison with SACSCOC. He supports TTU compliance with SACSCOC and discipline-based accreditor academic standards. More »


Peggy Miller

Director/Special Assistant to the Provost for Remnant TrustPeggy Miller

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 »


Sukant MisraSukant Misra

Vice Provost for International Affairs

Dr. Sukant Misra is currently serving as Vice Provost for International Affairs at Texas Tech University. His responsibilities encompass all functions of the Office of International Affairs, including international recruitment, international undergraduate admissions, international student life, sponsored students, study abroad, International Student and Scholar Services, International Research and Development and More »


Cathy DuranPatrick Hughes

Vice Provost for Student Affairs

Catherine A. Duran is the Vice Provost for Student Affairs. Student Affairs is committed to student success, providing resources and services that help students become active participants and members of the university community, and to develop into ethical and innovative leaders. Her responsibilities in Student Affairs include oversight of the areas of student conduct, career services, and counseling, as well as Dean of Students, campus life, student government, student disability and legal services, Red Raider Orientation, co-curricular engagement, student leadership development, and parent and family relations. More »


Patrick C. HughesPatrick Hughes

Vice Provost for University Programs and Student Success

Patrick Hughes is Vice Provost for University Programs and Student Success and a Professor of Communication Studies. He is a member of the Texas Tech University Teaching Academy and he received the Texas Tech University President's Excellence in Teaching Award in 2007, the Texas Tech University President's Excellence in Gender Equity Award in 2017 and received over 1.3 million dollars in research funding. He is a former department chair and associate dean for academic affairs. More »


Jessica Williams

Senior Director of Academic Finance

Dr. Jessica Williams serves as the Senior Director of Academic Finance for the Office of the Provost. In her role, she provides support to the Office of the Provost and to the colleges in regards to fiduciary matters by overseeing areas of academic funding and Provost Office contributions. She also assists with faculty and staff appointments through reviewing/processing of faculty offer letter requests and faculty transcript credentialing. More »


Sharon PiggSharon Pigg

Executive Associate, Provost and SVP Academic Affairs

Sharon Pigg serves as the Executive Associate and reports to the Provost and Senior Vice President at Texas Tech University. In her role, Sharon provides total support to the Provost, and manages the office. Sharon is a Lubbock native and lifelong Red Raider fan. Sharon has an extensive Administrative management support history. More »


Te'Ree WozniakTe'Ree Wozniak

Senior Administrative Assistant

Te'Ree Wozniak serves as a Senior Administrative Assistant to the Office of the Provost, providing direct support to Dr. Darryl James, Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness, and assists with other Office of the Provost needs.  Te'Ree has served in several administrative support roles at Texas Tech since 2005.  More »


Luciana CavazosLuciana Cavazos

Executive Administrative Associate, Provost and SVP Academic Affairs

Luciana Cavazos is an Executive Administrative Associate in the Office of the Provost. She directly supports Vice Provosts Melanie Hart, and Mitzi Lauderdale. Luciana also plays an important role in the daily operations of the Provost office, providing assistance in many key areas of business. She previously worked as an Event Producer for College Flowers for seven years. More »


Abigail Walton

abigail waltonAdministrative Assistant

Abigail Walton is from Lubbock Texas, and she and her family have lived here for about 13 years. In 2018, she graduated from South Plains College with her associate's degree and has recently graduated from Texas Tech University with her bachelor's in Psychology and a minor in Nutrition. More »


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