Ashley Hamm

Vice President Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

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Ashley Hamm is vice president of external relations at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. In her role, Hamm leads the university’s communications and marketing, institutional advancement, external and internal engagement, and alumni relations teams to support the overall mission and vision of the institution and its six statewide campuses. 

A dynamic leader, Hamm infuses a distinct spirit of collaboration and strategic vision that positions the TTUHSC Office of External Relations as the primary liaison between the university and its internal and external constituencies, including its local communities across Texas, global alumni base, donors, media, and its more than 5,000 faculty and staff. The office also coordinates and executes strategic university branding and advertising campaigns that support student enrollment and showcase the institution’s global impact in health care education, research, and clinical care. As the leader of the university’s institutional advancement team, Hamm is also responsible for coordinating fundraising strategy that advances TTUHSC’s mission and vision as a comprehensive health sciences center.

Since joining TTUHSC in 2014, Hamm has successfully stewarded the university through an energized season of growth, including the launch and expansion of new programs across six campuses, the opening of the Julia Jones Matthews School of Population and Public Health, and the formation of several integral alumni relations programs. She has led and developed several high-profile initiatives that have advanced the institution, including the university’s 50th anniversary celebration. She was also instrumental in developing and executing the vision of the TTUHSC Alumni Association, Our Legacy Now Student Foundation, and OurHSC. Additionally, Hamm played a pivotal role in implementing TTUHSC’s Values-Based Culture, serving as communications chair for the initiative’s implementation team.

In 2020, she directed the university’s communications and media relations efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic while also leading efforts to meet the critical needs of front-line health care providers, including ensuring access to PPE, child care, and alternative housing options.

Before joining TTUHSC, Hamm served as executive director for the Susan G. Komen – Lubbock Area Affiliate and as an account executive for Randy Christian & Partners, an advertising agency. She earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in marketing from Texas A&M University.

Hamm resides in Lubbock with her husband Ty, a graduate of Texas Tech University School of Law, and their two daughters, Hadley and Lyla.