Kent Hance

After a highly successful seven-year tenure as Chancellor of the Texas Tech University System, the Honorable Kent R. Hance rejoined his Austin, Texas, law firm. During his tenure at Texas Tech, Chancellor Hance raised more than a $1.2 Billion, increased student enrollment by 45% and added a groundbreaking new medical school in El Paso. Mr. Hance has more than 40 years of experience in the public and private sector as an attorney, businessman, Texas State Senator, U.S. Congressman, Chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission, and Chancellor of the Texas Tech University System. Following six years as a US Congressman, Mr. Hance served on the Texas Railroad Commission (Chairman 1989-1990) which regulates the oil and gas industry in Texas. He has also served on the Governor’s Energy Council, Governor’s Oil Spill Advisory Committee, Texas High Speed Rail Commission, Interstate Oil Compact Commission, and the Texas Mining Council. Mr. Hance presently Chairs Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick’s Economic Forecast and Advisory Committee. Additional honors include the appointment as Chairman of We Work For Health – Texas, which is a grassroots initiative that unites health consumers, the biopharmaceutical industry, and academia with the goal of improving the healthcare system.

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