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Chancellor Honors Top Faculty at TTU System Universities

Sixteen faculty members from all four universities across the Texas Tech University System were awarded Chancellor's Council Distinguished Teaching and Research Awards.

February 12, 2015 | Contact Doug Hensley 

Over the past few weeks, Chancellor Robert L. Duncan has honored 16 faculty members with the annual Chancellor’s Council distinguished faculty awards. Recognizing excellence in academics and research, these awards represent the most prestigious honors granted to faculty members throughout the Texas Tech University System.

“It is truly exciting to be able to present our dedicated faculty members with these honors,” Duncan said. “In my first months as Chancellor when visiting our campuses, one of the first things I noticed was the strength of our faculty all across our four universities. The accomplishments of our faculty and the impact they leave on our students make them an invaluable asset to our team.”

Two faculty members from Angelo State University, four faculty from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, six faculty members from Texas Tech University and four faculty members from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso received the honors for 2014.

Each winner receives a commemorative medallion and a $5,000 award funded through the Chancellor’s Council 

The Chancellor’s Council helps advance the important work of the Texas Tech University System and its four universities ― Texas Tech UniversityTexas Tech University Health Sciences CenterAngelo State University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

Originally created in 1967 as the President’s Council to recognize donors who helped Texas Tech University accomplish its highest goals, the program was renamed and expanded in 1996 with the establishment of the Texas Tech University System. Today, the Chancellor’s Council continues to play a vital part in creating opportunities at all four universities. Among many areas, the Chancellor’s Council funds student scholarships, faculty awards and top scholar recruitment.

Chancellor's Council Distinguished Teaching, Research Award WinnersChancellor Robert L. Duncan, right, stands with, from left, Angelo State University President Brian J. May, Charles Diminnie and Loree Branham.

Angelo State University 

Distinguished Teaching Award

Distinguished Research Award  

TTUHSC El Paso Faculty WinnersChancellor Robert L. Duncan, right, stands with, from left, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso President Richard A. Lange, Dr. Richard McCallum, Dr. Rajkumar Lakshmanaswamy, Dr. Harry Davis and Dr. Tammy Salazar, who received the honor in Dr. Janet Piskurich's absence. 

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

Distinguished Teaching Awards

 Distinguished Research Awards

TTUHSC Faculty WinnersChancellor Robert L. Duncan, right, stands with, from left, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center President Tedd L. Mitchell, Dr. Afzal Siddiqui, Dr. Wendy Thal, Dr. Sue Ann Lee. Dr. Vaughan Lee was not present at the ceremony.

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Distinguished Teaching Awards

Distinguished Research Awards

Chancellor's Council Distinguished Teaching, Research Award WinnersChancellor Robert L. Duncan, left, stands with recipients, left to right, James Brink, Jorge Ramírez, Aliza Wong, Carla Davis Cash, Shu Wang, Changzhi LI and Texas Tech University President M. Duane Nellis. 

Texas Tech University

Distinguished Teaching Awards 

Distinguished Research Awards

About the Texas Tech University System 
The Texas Tech University System is one of the top public university systems in the nation, consisting of four component institutions—Texas Tech UniversityTexas Tech University Health Sciences CenterAngelo State University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso—and operating at 12 academic sites and centers.  Headquartered in Lubbock, Texas, the Texas Tech University System has an annual operating budget of $1.7 billion and approximately 17,000 employees focused on advancing higher education, health care, research and outreach. 

In 2014, the Texas Tech University System’s endowment exceeded $1 billion, total research expenditures were approximately $200 million and total enrollment approached 47,000 students. Whether it’s contributing billions of dollars annually in economic impact or being the only system in Texas to house an academic institution, law school, and health institution at the same location, the Texas Tech University System continues to prove that anything is possible.

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