Gov. Perry Appoints Three to Texas Tech University System Board of Regents - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock


Gov. Perry Appoints Three to Texas Tech University System Board of Regents


Governor Rick Perry has appointed three members to the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents for terms to expire January 31, 2015.

John Huffaker of Amarillo is a partner at Sprouse Shrader Smith Law Firm. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Amarillo Bar Association, Texas Association of Bank Counsel and College of the State Bar. He is past chair of the Amarillo College Board of Regents, founding president of the Amarillo Education Foundation, and a member of the Texas Tech Law School Foundation Board of Trustees. Huffaker received a bachelor's degree and law degree from Texas Tech University. He replaces Windy Sitton of Lubbock.

Mickey L. Long of Midland is president of Westex Well Service LP. He is a member of the Association of Energy Service Companies, Texas Tech University Foundation, San Angelo State University Alumni Foundation, Red Raider Club National Board of Directors, and Texas Tech University Hall of Legacy. Long received a bachelor's degree from Angelo State University. He replaces Bob Stafford of Amarillo.

Nancy Neal of Lubbock is a registered nurse and former school health nurse. She is a past member of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, past president of the Lubbock Independent School District Board of Trustees, and a member of the American Nurses Association and the Texas Nurses Association. She is also a founding member of the IOTA Chapter of Sigma Theta Nu National Honorary Nursing Sorority, and serves on the Young Women's Leadership Academy Board of Directors and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Nursing's Development Committee. Neal received a bachelor's degree from TTUHSC. She replaces Frederick S. Dueser of Abilene.

These appointments are subject to Senate confirmation.

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