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 Horn, Paul W.Paul W. Horn
1923–1932
Former National Education Association (NEA) Vice-president. Died in office.[1]
2 Knapp, BradfordBradford 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. Haley, Mrs. John A.Mrs. John A. Haley
1938
Board of Director member who served as interim following Knapp's passing.
3 Jones, Clifford B.Clifford B. Jones
1938–1944
[3]
4 Whyburn, William M.William M. Whyburn
1944–1948
5 Wiggins, Dossie M.Dossie M. Wiggins
1948–1952
6 Jones, Edward N.Edward N. Jones
1952–1959
7 Goodwin, Robert C.Robert C. Goodwin
1959–1966
8 Murray, Grover E.Grover E. Murray
1966–1976
9 Mackey, M. CecilM. Cecil Mackey
1976–1979
Int. Graves, LawrenceLawrence Graves
1979
Interim
10 Cavazos, Lauro F.Lauro F. Cavazos
1980–1988
11 Lawless, Robert W.Robert W. Lawless
1989–1996
12 Haragan, Donald R.Donald R. Haragan
1996—2000
13 Schmidly, David J.David J. Schmidly
2000–2003
Int. Haragan, Donald R.Donald R. Haragan
2003
Second tenure. Interim.
14 Whitmore, JonJon Whitmore
2003–2008
15 Bailey, GuyGuy Bailey
2008–2012
Int. Schovanec, LawrenceLawrence Schovanec
2012–2013
Interim
16 Nellis, M. DuaneM. Duane Nellis
2013–2016
Former University of Idaho president[4]
Int. Opperman, JohnJohn Opperman
2016
Interim
17 Schovanec, LawrenceLawrence Schovanec
2016–present

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