Lawrence Schovanec, Texas Tech provost, has announced that W. Brent Lindquist will be the new dean of the College of Arts and Sciences beginning July 15.
Lindquist comes to Lubbock by way of Stony Brook University in New York. While at Stony Brook, Lindquist maintained several positions, including chair of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, deputy provost, and was leader of the development and opening of an international campus in Songdo, Incheon City, Korea. Prior to his tenure at Stony Brook, Lindquist spent eight years at NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.
“The College of Arts and Sciences plays a vital role in the growing stature of Texas Tech as a great public research university,” said Schovanec, “and Dr. Lindquist’s appointment will not only strengthen the foundation we have in arts and sciences, but he will bring an energy and perspective that will increase the success of the college and university.”
Lindquist is happy to make the move to Texas: “On a personal note, Carol and I spent a year in Texas in the mid 1990’s,” he says. “We immediately felt at home and fell in love with the place and people. My wife cried when we left; returning to Texas has been something we have talked about ever since. Our son, Lars, who is completing his B.F.A. next month, has moved Texas Tech to the top of his list for graduate school.”