July 14, 2009
The Texas Legislature has given Texas Tech and six other universities an unparalleled opportunity to become the state's next national research universities. House Bill 51 sets out criteria that must be met to achieve national research, or tier one, status and establishes two funding sources that will help Texas Tech and the other emerging research universities reach and maintain that status.
A short-term funding source allows Texas Tech to receive matching funds from the state for private gifts for research. This funding will enhance our ability to hire additional nationally prominent researchers, to expand our research facilities, and to support additional graduate students.