Dr. Laura Gallegos joined Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine as the Senior Communications Director on December 1, 2009. Since then, the once regional campus has turned into the first health sciences university along the border. Dr. Gallegos now oversees communications and marketing for the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and a network of physicians called Texas Tech Physicians. In addition, she serves as the legislative liaison for the university. Before joining the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center team, Dr. Gallegos earned her doctorate in Educational Management and Development from New Mexico State University where she wrote her dissertation called "A Case Study of Urban School Administrators and the Television News Media in a School Choice Environment." Early in her career, Dr. Gallegos worked in broadcast journalism in the El Paso and Denver markets. After leaving news, she took the position of the Denver Public Schools Assistant Director of Public Information for the 72,000 student district, ultimately becoming the district superintendent's special assistant.