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, the Texas Tech University System is one of the top public university systems in the nation, consisting of five universities
– Texas Tech University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Angelo State University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso and Midwestern State University.
Headquartered in Lubbock, Texas, the TTU System is a $2.5 billion enterprise focused on advancing higher education, health care, research and outreach with approximately 21,000 employees, more than 63,000 students, nearly 370,000 alumni and an endowment valued at $1.7 billion. In its short history, the TTU System has grown tremendously and is nationally acclaimed, operating at 24 academic locations in 21 cities (19 in Texas, 2 international).
During the 87th Texas Legislature under the leadership of Chancellor Dr. Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D., the TTU System welcomed MSU Texas as its fifth member institution during the 25-year
anniversary of the system. MSU Texas is the only Texas university to become a member
of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges. Students at MSU Texas choose from
more than 60 majors and several pre-professional programs, are active in more than
100 student organizations and bring a spirit of competition to 13 NCAA Division II
In addition, the TTU System is one of only nine in the nation to offer programs for undergraduate, medical, law, nursing, pharmacy, dental and veterinary education, among other academic areas.