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TTUHSC names new provost, academic chief officer

Darrin D’Agostino will begin his duties April 2.
Credit: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

LUBBOCK, Texas — The Texas Tech University Health Science Center announced Tuesday it had named Darrin D’Agostino, D.O., MPH, MBA as provost and chief academic officer.

According to a TTUHSC press release, D'Agostino is the current executive dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine and vice provost of Health Affairs for Kansas City University.

D'Agostino's served as dean of Community Health and innovation as well as professor of medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center before joining KCU.

Lori Rice-Spearman, Ph.D., TTUHSC president said D'Agoostino brings experiences from his current position as well his consistent record of relevant significant accomplishments from multiple organizations during his career.

D'Agostino's duties include chairing the university's academics council. The role includes having a collaborative presence for all TTUHSC campuses to promote its values, lead and mentor team members, among other duties.

D'Agostino's career began at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut as an associate director of the Department of Medicine. While there he became program director for the Osteopathic Internal Medicine Residency for the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.  

D'Agostino obtained his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Union College, Master of Public Health from the University of Connecticut, Doctor of Osteopathic and Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas.

Michael Evans, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, dean for TTUHSC School of Nursing, served as interim provost since June 2020, according to the release.

D'Agostino's duties will begin on April 2.