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.
Established in 1996 and headquartered in Lubbock, Texas, the Texas Tech University System is a $2 billion higher education enterprise focused on advancing higher education, health care, research and community outreach. Consisting of four universities – Texas Tech University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Angelo State University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso – the TTU System collectively has approximately 55,000 students, 17 campuses statewide and internationally, more than 300,000 alumni and an endowment valued over $1.3 billion.
During the 86th Texas Legislature under the leadership of Chancellor Dr. Tedd L. Mitchell, legislative funding and authority was provided to establish a new Texas Tech University veterinary school in Amarillo and a new dental school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso. This will be the state’s first veterinary school in more than a century and first dental school in over 50 years. The addition of these two schools makes the Texas Tech University System one of only nine in the nation to offer programs for undergraduate, medical, law, nursing, pharmacy, dental and veterinary education, among other academic areas.Empower