Tech Provost Smith stepping down

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Updated: 5/10/2013 1:58 pm
Texas Tech Provost Bob Smith will step down from his position Monday, according to a news released from the University:

Texas Tech University Provost Bob Smith will step down from his position, effective May 13, newly appointed president Duane Nellis announced Friday (May 10).

“I speak for many when I say I appreciate Bob’s years of service and dedication to Texas Tech and higher education,” Nellis said. “We wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”

Nellis has appointed current interim president Lawrence Schovanec as interim provost, effective upon Nellis’ formal start date June 15. Senior Vice Provost Rob Stewart will serve as the acting provost until that date.

A national search for the provost position will begin in the fall.

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