A Harvard graduate, Rhodes Scholar and Texan will be the next president of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.
The formal announcement came Monday as Dr. John Baldwin was presented to the university and the community by Texas Tech Chancellor Kent Hance.
"This is a great day for Texas Tech. Dr. John Baldwin is the best person in American to head this institution," Hance said.
"This is an honor to be in Lubbock, as some of you may have heard, I am a fifth generation Texan." Dr. John Baldwin said.
Dr. Baldwin is a native of McKinney, Texas, but is currently professor of surgery at Harvard University. That's where he'll stay for a short while to wrap up some business, but Dr. Baldwin says he is anxious to return to Texas and begin his work here.
The HSC has graduated more than 9,000 health care providers for West Texas and beyond in medicine, nursing, allied health sciences biomedical sciences and the pharmacy. Dr. Baldwin will officially begin his duties at the helm of all those departments on August 27th.