Dimmitt High School
With over 40 years of experience in the public and
private sectors as an attorney, businessman, state
senator, member of US Congress, chair of the Texas
Railroad Commission, and chancellor of the Texas Tech
University System, Kent Hance has spent his adult life
in service to Texas and the nation.
Hance, a 1961 graduate of Dimmitt High School and
1965 graduate of Texas Tech University’s Rawls College
of Business, has 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. He served as US
Senator John Cornyn’s finance chair and as a member
of US House Speaker John Boehner’s Finance Committee for the Southwest, among other national committee
appointments. He currently serves on the finance committees of US House Speaker Paul Ryan and Texas House
Speaker Joe Straus and chairs Lieutenant Governor Dan
Patrick’s Economic Forecast Advisory Committee.
After a seven-year tenure as chancellor of the Texas
Tech University System, Hance rejoined his law firm,
Hance Scarborough, in July 2014—a firm he created in
1994. In addition to his law practice, Hance continues
to serve Texas Tech University as chancellor emeritus.
Hance received the Texas Tech Alumni Association’s
Distinguished Alumni Award in 1985 and the South
Plains Council Boy Scouts of America John F. Lott Distinguished Citizen Award in 2009.
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