The chancellor of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Wednesday was named the sole finalist to become president of Texas Tech.
Guy Bailey is a former provost and executive vice president at the University of Texas-San Antonio. He'll be offered the Tech job after a state-required waiting period of 21 days. Regents voted unanimously for Bailey.
Bailey was at UTSA from 1999 to 2005. His wife, Jan Tillery-Bailey, is a Tech graduate who grew up in Lubbock. Bailey holds bachelors and masters degrees in English from the University of Alabama. He has a doctorate in English linguistics from the University of Tennessee.
Bailey continues to research language variation and change, with special emphasis on the English of Texas and the American South. Bailey, prior to becoming an administrator, taught at Texas A&M and Emory.
Tech Chancellor Kent Hance says the new president will make the decisions on the open provost and financial officer positions. Bailey will take office between the 1st and 15th of August.