Chancellor Kent R. Hance
|Chancellor, Texas Tech University System
Professor of Law, 2007
Admitted to practice in Texas and before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Before becoming the third chancellor of the Texas Tech University System, Hance was a partner in Hance Scarborough Wright, an Austin and Dallas law firm. His firm"s primary focus was on state and federal administrative law, regulatory law and legislative law. In addition, he advised clients in oil, gas and other energy-related matters.
Hance began a career in politics in 1974 when he won a seat in the Texas State Senate. While in the Senate, he was one of only four members who served jointly on the chamber"s two most powerful committees: Finance and State Affairs. Four years later, he won election to the 19th Congressional District. In 1981, Hance authored and won passage of President Reagan"s tax bill. While a member of Congress, Hance served on the Ways and Means Committee, the Agriculture Committee and the Science and Technology Committee. After Congress, Hance won election to the Texas Railroad Commission.
Hance is a native of Dimmitt, Texas. He and his wife, Susie Hance, also an attorney, have five children and seven grandchildren.
B.B.A., Texas Tech University, 1965
J.D., University of Texas, 1968
Areas of Interest
Legislative Process, Federal Administrative Law, Regulatory Law, Oil and Gas