Governor Abbott appoints three to Texas Tech University System B

Governor Abbott appoints three to Texas Tech University System Board of Regents

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Ginger Kerrick Ginger Kerrick
Mark Griffin Mark Griffin
Dusty Womble Dusty Womble
LUBBOCK, Texas -

(Press Release)

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Ginger Kerrick, Mark Griffin, and Dusty Womble to the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents for terms set to expire on January 31, 2025. Rick Francis, Tim Lancaster and John Esparza's terms ended January 31, 2019. The board is composed of nine members appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate for staggered terms of six years each. 

"Congratulations to Ms. Kerrick, Mr. Griffin, and Mr. Womble on their appointment to the board,” said TTU System Chancellor Dr. Tedd L. Mitchell. “Regents invest their time and energy voluntarily for which we are all grateful. This is a transformative time for the Texas Tech System, and we are thankful to them for their service. I also want to express my personal appreciation to Regent Esparza, Regent Lancaster and Regent Francis, their tenure on the Texas Tech Board of Regents has made our system one of the finest in the nation. I consider them dear friends as well as great Texans.”

Ginger Kerrick of Webster is the Flight Integration Division Chief for NASA, Johnson Space Center, and has served in other various roles and capacities in human space flight training and operations over 27 years. She is a member of the Society of Women Engineers, volunteer coordinator for Triumphant Tails, Inc. and is the annual emcee for the Galveston Polar Plunge benefiting Special Olympics. Kerrick received a Bachelor of Science in physics and a Master of Science in physics from Texas Tech University. 

Mark Griffin of Lubbock is general counsel of Rip Griffin Truck Service Center, Inc., and serves as president of Pro Petroleum, Inc. He is a member of the Texas Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors, State Bar of Texas and the Lubbock County Bar Association, director of the Lubbock Economic Development Alliance, and former director Plains Capital Bank. He is a former board member of Covenant Health System and the Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation, and a former trustee of Lubbock Independent School District. Griffin received a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Texas at Austin and a Juris Doctor degree from Texas Tech University School of Law. Griffin previously served on the board, but resigned in 2009.

Dusty Womble of Lubbock manages multiple private businesses and real estate holdings, and is a board member and former Executive Vice President of Tyler Technologies. He is a member of the Rawls Business School Advisory Board, and the Texas Tech Foundation Board and its Executive Board. He currently serves on the boards of TRUNO, Inc. and Lubbock Christian School. Womble received a Bachelor of Business Administration in management information systems from Texas Tech University.

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