Texas Tech taps Michigan State dean as new provost


Ronald L. Hendrick, dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Michigan State University, has been appointed Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs at Texas Tech, effective July 1.

He replaces Michael Galyean, who recently announced his retirement after serving in the role the last five years.

In addition to his role as dean, Hendrick is a professor in the Department of Forestry and was appointed to both positions in 2016. He oversees all academic, research and outreach efforts of CANR, which includes 12 academic departments and schools, the Institute of Agricultural Technology, MSU AgBioResearch and MSU Extension (MSU Extension).

His responsibilities have included recruiting, hiring, promotion and tenure, retention, mentoring and related matters for tenure-, research- and professional practice-track faculty members; facilities and capital planning; communications and marketing; and information technology.