Texas Tech University

Office of the Provost Staff

Michael GalyeanMichael Galyean

Provost and Sr Vice President of Academic Affairs

Michael Galyean was appointed Provost and Sr Vice President of Academic Affairs March 29, 2017.

Before his appointment, Galyean served as dean of Texas Tech University's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. Galyean earned a bachelor's degree in agriculture from New Mexico State University, and a master's in animal science and doctoral degree in animal nutrition, both from Oklahoma State University. He joined the faculty at Texas Tech in 1998 and was chair of the Animal Care and Use Committee from 2002 to 2006.

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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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Genevieve Durham DeCesaroGenevieve Durham DeCesaro

Vice Provost

Genevieve Durham DeCesaro is Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Professor of Dance. She joined the Provost's staff in 2014 after serving as Head of Dance since 2004 and as Associate Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance since 2008... More »



Melanie HartMelanie Hart

Vice Provost

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 JamesDarryl James

Vice Provost

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 MillerPeggy 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 »


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 »


Sam SegranSam Segran

Chief Information Officer and Vice President for Information Technology

After an initial career as a member of a flight crew in the International Airline industry, Sam Segran joined the Information Technology field in 1985 and has been active in this field for over 30 years. After three years as Deputy Chief Information Officer, he was promoted to Associate Vice President for Information Technology, and Chief Information Officer for Texas Tech University in April 2003. In January 2018, he was promoted to Chief Information Officer and Vice President for Information Technology. More »


Stephanie HartStephanie Hart

Site Coordinator, OnRamps Program

Dr. Stephanie Hart is the OnRamps Site Coordinator for Texas Tech University. The OnRamps program was established at Texas Tech in 2016 through a partnership with the University of Texas at Austin. OnRamps is a dual-enrollment program designed to prepare high school students to succeed in Core Curriculum courses at flagship universities. Dr. Hart also teaches in the College of Education and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst—Doctoral Level. 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 Senior Vice Provost Dr. Rob Stewart and Vice Provost Dr. Darryl James. She has served in several administrative support roles at Texas Tech since 2005 in the Office of Institutional Planning and Effectiveness at TTUHSC, in Institutional Advancement at TTU and in the Dean's office at TTU Libraries. More »



Luciana CavazosLuciana Cavazos

Senior Administrative Assistant

Luciana Cavazos is a Senior Administrative Assistant in the Office of the Provost. She directly supports Vice Provost Dr. Melanie Hart and Vice Provost Dr. Darryl James, Vice Provost Dr. Genevieve Durham. 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 »


Marisa DeLeonMarisa DeLeon

Administrative Assistant

Marisa DeLeon serves as an Administrative Assistant to the Office of the Provost supporting Senior Administrative Assistant Te'ree Wozniak as well as being a back up to any in-office needs. A Lubbock native she attended Lubbock High School before pursuing a degree in Social Work at South Plains College. Since then she has worked towards building a stable and respectable career based on helping others and she is always looking forward to the next adventure. More »


Maritza FloresMaritza Flores

Administrative Assistant

Maritza Flores serves as an Administrative Assistant to the Office of the Provost. She also serves as support in the day to day operations of the Provost office, providing assistance where there is a need. She graduated from West Texas A&M University in 2017 where she received a bachelor's degree in General Studies. More »



Whitney MinatraWhitney Minatra

Administrative Assistant

Whitney graduated from Texas Tech University in 2013 where she received degrees in Retail Management and RHIM. Before joining TTU, she worked in Property Management as an Assistant manager. In her down time, she enjoys spending time with her family, husband and two children Rylan and Atlas. 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