Robert Duncan Discusses New Role, Goals as Chancellor

The recently appointed Duncan, a Texas Tech alumnus, starts his duties July 7.

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.


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Established in 1996, the Texas Tech University System is one of the top public university systems in the state of Texas and nation, consisting of four universities—Texas Tech UniversityTexas Tech University Health Sciences CenterAngelo State University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso.

Headquartered in Lubbock, Texas, the Texas Tech University System is a $2 billion enterprise focused on advancing higher education, health care, research and outreach with approximately 20,000 employees, more than 50,000 students, nearly 325,000 alumni and an endowment over $1.1 billion.

In its short history, the Texas Tech University System has grown tremendously and is nationally acclaimed, operating on more than a dozen campuses statewide and internationally. Under the dynamic leadership of Chancellor Robert L. Duncan, the Texas Tech University System has set forth a bold vision of excellence, collaboration and innovation and continues to prove that from here, it’s possible.

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