TTU education expert picked as interim leader

Kelly Fox, director of Texas Tech University’s “Tech Teach” program at its Hill Country sites, has been named interim director of Texas Tech University-Fredericksburg.

The appointment was made last week and Fox will oversee TTU-Fredericksburg’s fall classes, which begin Aug. 25.

“I am honored to have this opportunity to serve as interim director of the Texas Tech campuses in Fredericksburg and Marble Falls,” Fox said. “I look forward to expanding our programs and increasing enrollment by offering course studies that are of interest to the Fredericksburg community.”

Fox said she looks forward to meeting more people in the community.

“Texas Tech University wants to be a good partner to the community it serves,” she said. “I will have an open-door policy to anyone in the community who would like to give suggestions or learn more about our mission in Fredericksburg.”

Fox said TTU hopes to help the area’s rural students achieve degrees and certifications that can help contribute to the growth and economic development of Fredericksburg.

She said collaborative partnerships are important to both TTU and the community.

“We want to foster positive relationships with our stakeholders,” Fox said.

Fox replaces Julie Martenson, who resigned her position.

“Progress has been made at the site, but we are committed to moving to the next level and decided a change in leadership was needed,” said Melanie Hart, TTU Vice Provost for Worldwide E-Learning.

Texas Tech will begin the search for a full-time director, Hart said. 

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