Looking Back at 2019: A Year in Review
A small glimpse of the many successes and historic achievements made across the Texas Tech University System and its four universities in 2019.
Dec. 19, 2019 | Contact: Scott Lacefield
Texas Tech University System Achieves Historic Success in 86th Texas Legislature
The TTU System completed a historic 86th Texas Legislature with legislative support and startup funding for a new veterinary school and dental school. Once opened, this would make the system one of only nine in the country whose universities are offering programs for undergraduate, medical, law, nursing, pharmacy, dental and veterinary education.Read more.
Tedd L. Mitchell Announces Sole Focus as Chancellor, Closes Tenure as TTUHSC President
Dr. Tedd L. Mitchell announced Oct. 24 that he will transition into the full-time position as chancellor of the Texas Tech University System and leave his long-held post as president of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, a position he has served in since 2010.Read more.
Angelo State Again Ranked in The Princeton Review's 'Best Colleges'
For the 11th consecutive year, Angelo State University has been listed by The Princeton Review as one of the country’s best institutions for undergraduate education, an honor that goes to only about 13 percent of the nation’s more than 3,000 four-year colleges.Read more.
TTUHSC's The Campaign for Your Life, Our Purpose Raises $102.5 Million
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center announced Dec. 17 The Campaign for Your Life, Our Purpose raised more than $102.5 million, surpassing its goal of $100 million.Read more.
Texas Tech Athletics Finishes Third in Men's Capital One Cup Standings
After a historic spring that featured a national title and two top-four national finishes, Texas Tech has achieved its highest finish all-time in the men's Capital One Cup as the Red Raiders closed the 2018-19 year in third place.Read more.
TTUHSC El Paso Surpasses Fundraising Goal of $250,000 for Medical Student Scholarships
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso announced that more than $350,000 has been raised for scholarships benefiting incoming and current students attending the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.Read more.
Gov. Abbott Appoints Regents for Texas Tech University System
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott appointed three new members to the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents for terms set to expire on Jan. 31, 2025, his office announced March 6. The new appointees are Ginger Kerrick, of Webster; Mark Griffin, of Lubbock; and Dusty Womble, of Lubbock.Read more.
TTUHSC Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Former Gov. Preston Smith had a vision of providing more physicians to the West Texas area. Now 50 years later, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center celebrated the milestone with a 50th Anniversary.Read more.
Chancellor’s Council Recognizes Faculty for Teaching and Research Achievement
Recognizing the impact of education and research have on advancing the universities of the Texas Tech University System, Chancellor Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D., honored 13 faculty with the Chancellor’s Council Distinguished Teaching and Research Awards.Read more.
Texas Tech University System Universities Set New Student Enrollment Record
The Texas Tech University System has reached a new student enrollment record with 55,431 students enrolled for the 2019-2020 academic year. Each of the TTU System universities marked new student enrollment records this fall semester.Read more.
About the Texas Tech University System
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 at 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.