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Statement from Robert L. Duncan, Congratulating Jodey Arrington

Leadership from throughout the Texas Tech University System were in Washington, D.C. to support Jodey Arrington as he was sworn in as U.S. Representative of the 19th Congressional District of Texas.

January 3, 2017 | Contact Scott Lacefield

ArringtonwithTTUSLeadershipChancellor Robert L. Duncan, from left to right, presents Congressman Jodey Arrington with a Double T wall mount along with Texas Tech University President Lawrence Schovanec and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center President Tedd Mitchell, M.D.

Texas Tech University System Chancellor Robert L. Duncan provided the following statement with regard to Jodey Arrington, alumni and former vice chancellor, being sworn in as U.S. Representative of the 19th Congressional District of Texas.

“It was a great honor attending Congressman Arrington’s swearing-in ceremony,” Duncan said. “Jodey is a great Red Raider and West Texan. He will admirably serve our nation, state and district, and be a tremendous advocate for the Texas Tech University System and higher education.”

Duncan was in Washington, D.C. for the ceremony along with Texas Tech University President Lawrence Schovanec and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center President Tedd Mitchell, M.D.

Arrington earned his bachelor’s degree in political science and master’s degree in public administration from Texas Tech University. He also is a former administrator at the Texas Tech University System, serving as chief of staff in the Office of the Chancellor from 2007 to 2011 and vice chancellor for research and commercialization from 2011 to 2014. 

About the Texas Tech University System 
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 a more than $1 billion endowment.

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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