LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The Texas Tech System has announced Eric D. Bentley as the new vice chancellor and general counsel for the system.
Bentley replaces John Huffaker, who announced his retirement earlier this year and served in the Office of the General Counsel at the University of Houston System, according to a System news release. In this role, Bentley will provide legal counsel, coordinate institutional compliance and oversee legal teams of each university in the system.
"We are excited to welcome Eric and his family to the Lubbock community and to the Texas Tech University System," Robert Duncan, System chancellor, said in the release. "Eric has an impressive legal background and has provided counsel to numerous organizations throughout the University of Houston System. Eric will do a tremendous job working closely with the system administration team and legal professionals across the system."
While at UH he designed course content and taught an undergraduate sports law course as an adjunct professor.
Bentley received a bachelor's degree in justice administration from Hawaii Pacific University, a master's in sports management from the United States Sports Academy and earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Houston Law Center.
"It is a tremendous honor to be selected as Vice Chancellor and General Counsel of the Texas Tech University System and join a first-class university system," Bentley said in the release. "I am truly grateful to the system administration and the Board of Regents for putting their confidence in me to serve in this important role. I look forward to working with the dynamic leadership at all four universities and the system administration, along with a talented team in the Office of General Counsel. I extend my appreciation to Mr. John Huffaker for his outstanding service during his tenure. My wife, children and I are excited to call Lubbock home and be part of the Texas Tech University System family."