June 18, 2014
A Red Raider alumnus is coming back home to fulfill his duty as the fourth chancellor of the Texas Tech University System.
With a family history of leadership at Texas Tech, Sen. Robert Duncan said he's excited about his next career opportunity, which officially begins July 7.
Duncan said he actually has worked at Texas Tech and in the Administration Building before, as a special assistant to the Dean of Students.
"I'm really looking forward to the opportunity to take Tech to the next level," Duncan said. "It's been a passion of mine for a long time, and I share that with the Board of Regents."
Duncan recently took time to answer more questions about his goals as chancellor of Texas Tech. Please see video below.
The Texas Tech University System is one of the top public university systems in Texas and the nation, consisting of four component institutions – Texas Tech University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Angelo State University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso – and operating at more than a dozen academic sites and centers. Headquartered in Lubbock, Texas, the TTU System has an annual operating budget of nearly $2 billion and approximately 19,000 employees focused on advancing higher education, health care, research and outreach.
In 2015, the TTU System’s endowment exceeded $1.1 billion, total research expenditures were more than $215 million and total enrollment was approximately 50,000 students. Whether it’s contributing billions of dollars annually in economic impact or being the only system in Texas to house an academic institution, law school and health-related institution at the same location, the TTU System continues to prove that anything is possible.