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2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Board of Regents

Effective through August 31, 2021:

The Board of Regents is the legal entity of the University. Each member is appointed by the Governor to serve a term of six years or to serve the remainder of an unexpired term.


R. Caven Crosnoe, Chair Wichita Falls
Nancy L. Marks, Vice Chair Wichita Falls
Tiffany D. Burks, Secretary Grand Prairie
Warren T. Ayres Wichita Falls
Guy A. “Tony” Fidelie, Jr. Wichita Falls
Shawn G. Hessing Fort Worth
Oku Okeke Wichita Falls
Karen Liu Pang Irving
Shelley S. Sweatt, Ed.D. Wichita Falls


In accordance with the provisions of the Education Code, Sections 51.355 and 51.356, each public University’s Board of Regents includes one student member appointed by the Governor. Governor Greg Abbott appointed MSU student Amanda Threlkeld as the student regent for Midwestern State University. Her term began June 10, 2021, and will expire August 31, 2021.


Effective September 1, 2021:

The Texas Legislature, in Chapters 109, 110, and in Section 51.352, Texas Education Code, has delegated to the Board of Regents of the Texas Tech University System the power and authority to govern, control and direct the policies of the TTU System.

The board is composed of nine members appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate for staggered terms of six years each, the term of three members expiring on January 31 of odd-numbered years. In addition to the nine members, there also is a student regent who is appointed by the governor to serve a one-year term that begins on June 1 of each year.

For more than 90 years, the institutions of the TTU System have served as a beacon of excellence in education and research on the South Plains and beyond. Throughout its history, the Board of Regents has been composed of distinguished and dedicated Texans who have been strong advocates of excellence in academic and patient care programs, meaningful scientific research and responsible public service.

Charting the Future of the TTU System

Members Term Expires January 31, 2023
J. Michael Lewis, Chairman Dallas
John Steinmetz Dallas
John Walker Houston
  Term Expires January 31, 2025
Ginger Kerrick Davis Webster
Mark Griffin, Vice Chairman Lubbock
Dusty Womble Lubbock
  Term Expires January 31, 2027
Arcilia Acosta Dallas
Cody Campbell Fort Worth
Pat Gordon El Paso
Student Regent  
Keaghan Holt Seguin, Texas