He will become chancellor emeritus when his retirement becomes official in 2014.
Hance and his wife Susie.
Chancellor Kent R. Hance announced today (Oct. 11) during a Board of Regents meeting on the Texas Tech University campus that he will retire in 2014 and has agreed to become chancellor emeritus of the Texas Tech University System.
Hance, who became chancellor on Dec. 1, 2006, said serving his alma mater “has been a dream for me. I love what I do, and I want to continue to help this great institution any way I can.”
Mickey Long, chairman of the Board of Regents of the Texas Tech University System, said, “Our chancellor has done fantastic work in raising the national profile of the Texas Tech University System. I am pleased that he has agreed to continue to support our universities.”
After becoming chancellor emeritus, Hance will maintain an office on the Texas Tech University campus and will be available to assist the TTU System’s next chancellor on projects. He will continue to teach his extremely popular seminar class on leadership.
“Texas Tech was fortunate to have Kent in a leadership position,” said President George W. Bush. “He loves the Red Raiders and leaves behind a better university. I wish my friend all the best.”
“Chancellor Kent Hance’s decision to step down as head of the Texas Tech University System marks the end of an incredible era not just for the System, but for higher education in Texas,” said Texas Governor Rick Perry. “Thanks to his leadership, higher education is more affordable and accessible to thousands of Texans. As chancellor, Hance helped the Texas Tech University System raise an astonishing $1 billion, much of it during the nation’s economic downturn.”
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