In recent months, the Tech Health Sciences Center in El Paso has been in the process of significant expansion. Now, according to a press release, a founding President has been chosen for the new school.
The press release reveals that the school has reached into the Texas Tech System to find a new President, with Kent Hance, the current chancellor of the Texas Tech System, revealing on Tuesday that Richard Lange, the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio’s current vice chairman of medicine and director of educational programs at the school will now serve as TTUHSC at El Paso.
Lange’s appointment is a significant one, as he will serve as the founding president at the Tech Health Sciences Center in El Paso as well as the new dean. He is slated to begin in the new role in el Paso on July 1st.
Dr. Lange is a homegrown Texas academic professional with a broad spectrum of experience in clinical, teaching, and administration, making him an ideal candidate for the inaugural role. He earned his Bachelor of Science in biochemistry at UNT, and went on to earn his doctorate in medicine at UT Southwestern medical school. In this way, his educational path is a shining example of a Texas-based science education that the new school will seek to foster in its own students. After completing his education, Dr. Lange served as director of UT Southwestern’s cardiac catheterization lab, moving on as chief of clinical cardiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and returning to serve aspresident of the Texas American Heart Association Affiliate.
Hance noted in a press release how the System is confident in Lange’s appointing, stating: “We are delighted to have found such a great candidate for our first president and new dean. I am confident that Dr. Lange is the man for the job as president of TTUHSC at El Paso and new dean of the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.”