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Elmo M. Cavin

Interim President
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Elmo M. Cavin has served the last 22 of his 41-year career in finance and administration at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

In 1987, he joined TTUHSC as vice president for Fiscal Affairs and in 2001 was named executive vice president for Finance and Administration. Cavin is serving his second term as the institution's interim president; the first was from 2001 to 2003.

During the past two decades, Cavin says it has been a privilege to witness the institution's growth, which is a direct result of a dedicated and committed faculty and staff. Today, TTUHSC's operating budget of $676 million supports six schools on eight campuses, including the new Paul L. Foster School of Medicine at El Paso, the first medical school on the U.S./Mexico border. More than 3,200 students are studying to become tomorrow's physicians, nurses, pharmacists, researchers, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other health care professionals. Additionally, TTUHSC provides health care to residents in a service area covering almost 50 percent of the landmass of Texas.

As interim president, Cavin will continue to lead the university's fiscal operations as chief financial and administrative officer. He also coordinates TTUHSC policies and operations with state and federal regulatory agencies as well as oversees all state and federal audits.

Before joining TTUHSC, Cavin served as associate dean for Finance and Administration at Quillen-Dishner College of Medicine and executive director of Medical Education Assistance Corporation at East Tennessee State University. Cavin also has served in various business positions at the University of Texas at El Paso.
His professional career began at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Cavin is a graduate of St. Mary's University in San Antonio, earning his BBA in Accounting and MBA in Financial Management.

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