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 the state of Texas, consisting of four component institutions and operating at 12 academic sites and centers. Headquartered in Lubbock, Texas, the TTU System has an annual operating budget of $1.7 billion and approximately 17,000 employees focused on advancing higher education, health care, research and outreach.
In 2012, total research expenditures approached $200 million and total enrollment exceeded 43,700 students for the first time in the TTU Systems history. Whether its contributing billions of dollars annually in economic impact or being the only system in Texas to house an academic institution, law school, and medical school at the same location, the TTU System continues to prove that anything is possible.