A National Search for the 12th MSU Texas President

The Hardin Administration Building features a distinctive bell tower. Hardin lawn features a replica of the Liberty Bell flanked by the U.S. and Texas flags.

Midwestern State University (MSU Texas), the newest member of the Texas Tech University System (TTU System), is searching for a dynamic, effective, and forward-thinking leader to serve as its 12th president. The next President will join the institution at a pivotal time as MSU Texas has emerged as a leading public liberal arts university in the state of Texas—and beyond—and is primed for continued growth and development as it enters its second century.

The Board of Regents and Chancellor of the TTU System invite nominations, inquiries, and applications in its national search for the position of President at MSU Texas.

The President serves as the chief executive officer of MSU Texas and is responsible for the executive management of its operations. The President provides overall leadership in the planning and management of the academic, research, service, fiscal, administrative, and operational missions of MSU Texas.

Learn more about the opportunity through the Search Criteria and Position Prospectus.


“MSU Texas is held in the highest regard across the state and throughout higher education, and we seek an exceptional leader who can live up to that legacy and embrace the university’s traditions and values. The search committee will work diligently to identify candidates, conduct interviews and keep our stakeholders updated. The recommended candidates will be put before the chancellor and board members to make the final appointment of President.” - Mark Griffin, Chairman, MSU Texas Presidential Search; Vice Chairman, Texas Tech University System Board of Regents

Read the full message from Chairman Griffin.


About the TTU System

Established in 1996, the Texas Tech University System (TTU System) is one of the top public university systems in the nation, consisting of five universities – Texas Tech University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Angelo State University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso and Midwestern State University. Headquartered in Lubbock, Texas, the TTU System is a $2.5 billion enterprise focused on advancing higher education, health care, research, and outreach with approximately 21,000 employees, more than 63,000 students, nearly 370,000 alumni, and an endowment valued at more than $1.3 billion.

In its short history, the TTU System has grown tremendously and is nationally acclaimed, operating at 24 academic locations in 21 cities (19 in Texas, 2 international).

The Texas Tech University System and Midwestern State University are Affirmative Action/EEO/Vet/Disability Employers.