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Kay Tindle, Ph.D. | COO

Interim Associate Vice President for Strategic Initiatives & Innovation; Assistant Vice President for Strategic Development

Dr. Kay Tindle currently serves as the Interim Associate Vice President for Strategic Initiatives & Innovation and the Assistant Vice President for Strategic Development in the Office of Research & Innovation. In these roles, she oversees the Innovation Hub at Research Park; Northwest Texas Business Resource Center; Office of Research Commercialization; Office of Research Development & Communications; STEM Center for Outreach, Research, & Education (STEM-CORE); and Texas Produced Water Consortium (TxPWC).

Dr. Tindle serves as a Co-PI on TTU’s National Science Foundation ADVANCE grant and as PI on the Texas Produced Water Consortium state-funded grant. She is also designated as the Chief Operating Officer for the Texas Tech Research Park, supporting 501(c)3 initiatives related to economic development, research and industry engagement, and regional strategies. We are working towards the buildout of an innovation district where industry and entrepreneurs will collide to create opportunities.

Prior to joining Texas Tech, Dr. Tindle served at the University of Central Oklahoma, interned at the Oklahoma State Regents of Higher Education, and taught English around the world (Japan, China, Saudi Arabia, and South Korea). She still enjoys traveling with her husband, and someday they might also take their kids along on these adventures.

Amy Mire | Executive Associate | Office of Research & Innovation

Amy Mire serves as Executive Associate to Kay Tindle, Interim Associate Vice President for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, and Associate Vice President for Strategic Initiatives. Amy has been with the Office of Research & Innovation for seven years and with Texas Tech University for 12 years. Her duties include administrative support for several Associate Vice Presidents, special projects, and assistance with administrating the Texas Tech Research Park Board.


Amy and her husband, Charles, moved to Lubbock in 1989 for Texas Instruments and quickly decided Lubbock was home. Amy earned her undergraduate degree in Anthropology and History from North Texas State University in 1988. They have three children, David Mire (wife Erin) who is an electrician; Katy Frost (husband Zach, children Hagen, Tobias, Brantley, and Walker) who is Assistant Vice President of E-Solutions at Alliance Credit Union; and Sarah-Clementine Mire, 2018 Texas Tech University Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts Bachelor of Music, 2020 University of Tennessee Master of Music in Vocal Performance, currently performing at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. When not playing with her grandchildren, Amy enjoys traveling and genealogy.

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