List of Texas Tech University presidents

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This is a complete list of Texas Tech University presidents of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.

Presidents[edit]

Legend
Int. Interim
Texas Tech University alumni
# Name Term Notability
1 Paul W. Horn
1923–1932
Former National Education Association (NEA) Vice-president. Died in office.[1]
2 Bradford Knapp
1932–1938
Former president of Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College (now Oklahoma State University) and Alabama Polytechnic Institute (now Auburn University). Second Texas Tech president to die in office.[2]
Int. Mrs. John A. Haley
1938
Board of Director member who served as interim following Knapp's passing.
3 Clifford B. Jones
1938–1944
[3]
4 William M. Whyburn
1944–1948
5 Dossie M. Wiggins
1948–1952
6 Edward N. Jones
1952–1959
7 Robert C. Goodwin
1959–1966
8 Grover E. Murray
1966–1976
9 M. Cecil Mackey
1976–1979
Int. Lawrence Graves
1979
Interim
10 Lauro F. Cavazos
1980–1988
11 Robert W. Lawless
1989–1996
12 Donald R. Haragan
1996—2000
13 David J. Schmidly
2000–2003
Int. Donald R. Haragan
2003
Second tenure. Interim.
14 Jon Whitmore
2003–2008
15 Guy Bailey
2008–2012
Int. Lawrence Schovanec
2012–2013
Interim
16 M. Duane Nellis
2013–2016
Former University of Idaho president[4]
Int. John Opperman
2016
Interim
17 Lawrence Schovanec
2016–present

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Handbook of Texas Online – HORN, PAUL WHITFIELD". Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved February 1, 2010.
  2. ^ "Handbook of Texas Online – KNAPP, BRADFORD". Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved February 1, 2010.
  3. ^ https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fjo45
  4. ^ "It's Official: Duane Nellis Named President of Texas Tech". Texas Tech Today. Retrieved August 13, 2013.

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