From the Desk of the Founding Dean

From the Desk of the Founding Dean

President TTUHSC El Paso – Yesterday, Chancellor Kent Hance officially introduced the new Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso Founding President and Paul L. Foster SOM Dean Dr. Richard Lange. President Lange and I have had many opportunities to discuss the future of the campus and he has asked for my continued input and support, which I am pleased to provide. I believe Dr. Lange is a perfect fit to guide our school towards the mission and vision that has been established for its continued success. Read more about President Lange in this issue.
Chancellor TTU System – As Texas Tech University System Chancellor Kent Hance prepares for the next phase of his career, the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents announced this week that Texas Senator Robert Duncan is the sole finalist as chancellor. My experience with Senator Duncan has been very positive in the past, and his support of the Paul L. Foster SOM was vital while seeking funding during the initial phase of the medical school’s development. I truly believe that Senator Duncan will continue to build upon the Chancellor Hance’s successes as he continues to grow the institution to greater heights.
Convocation/Commencement – Last week’s TTUHSC Paul L. Foster SOM Commencement Ceremony celebrated our second class of graduates – and was the first medical school convocation and commencement ceremony to take place in our Sun City! The ceremony was my first as founding dean of the school – and was one to remember. I would like to congratulate our impressive graduates and wish them well on their next step as resident physicians.
STAT! Alert – The safety and security of our entire campus is of utmost importance to the administration of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso. In the last couple of weeks, each of you should have received STAT Alert Test notices in the form of emails, and if you signed up for them – texts and phone messages. The maintenance of this system requires designated employees to run tests so that any glitches may be corrected. Please be patient as testing continues, and know that if it is an actual emergency, the alert will clearly specify that it is and what to do. ALSO – I would recommend to those of you not signed up to receive texts and phone messages to do so. You can go to http://www.ttuhsc.edu/emergencyalert to change your settings or update your information.