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Executive Director for Financial Aid and Scholarships

Texas Tech University
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 21, 2022

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Financial Aid, Executive, Executive Directors
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Texas Tech University

Executive Director for Financial Aid and Scholarships 

Texas Tech University – a premier public research university located in Lubbock, Texas and one of the only R1 schools designated a Hispanic-serving institution – seeks an experienced, innovative and collaborative leader to serve as its next executive director of financial aid and scholarships.

Reporting to Jamie Hansard, vice president for enrollment management, and serving as a member of her leadership team, the executive director of financial aid and scholarships will be responsible for the development of comprehensive strategic planning as it relates to student financial aid and scholarship functions for all undergraduate, graduate and professional students at Texas Tech University, including university branch campuses and major satellite locations.

The executive director will lead a team charged with administering a financial aid program consisting of federal, state and institutional funds that exceed $345 million annually. They will serve as a day-to-day leader in helping to achieve the university’s ambitious enrollment goals. As a member of an innovative research university, the executive director of financial aid and scholarships will navigate a large, complex and service-oriented operation. A deep understanding of the financial aid landscape and its ongoing changes, an ability to adapt a strategy to accommodate those developments, policy expertise and excellent and diplomatic communication skills will be fundamental to success and will be foundational qualities for the next leader.

Texas Tech University, founded in 1923, is a public, comprehensive research university that takes pride in providing an environment conducive to student accomplishment above all else. Of the 131 Carnegie-classified doctoral-granting universities with very high research activity (R1), Texas Tech is one of just 16 to also be designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). It is also the first institution in Texas to be recognized by the Carnegie Foundation through its Community Engagement classification, which acknowledges the university's historic commitment to research and services that address the needs of the community, state, nation and world. Texas Tech students come from almost every county in Texas, all 50 states and more than 100 foreign countries. A major hub in West Texas, Lubbock is a city rich in culture with attractions for all ages and interests. Lubbock has a population of over 250,000 and the vitality and variety of a significant metropolis, yet its hard-working residents are known for their hospitality and friendliness.

Inquiries and nominations may be directed to WittKieffer consultants Lisa Meyer and Kati Sweaney at Candidates should provide a resume and a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Leadership Profile which can be found at Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer's candidate portal.

As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.


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