El Paso has a new leader with a strong connection to Lubbock. Dr. Robert Suskind has been named the founding dean of the Texas Tech Health sciences center at El Paso.
He will be responsible in part for developing the 2 year school they have now into a 4 year accredited medical school there in El Paso. Which will be the first of its kind on a U.S./Mexico border. Dr. Suskind comes to Texas from the University of Chicago where he has been a tenured professor.