Statement from Christopher M. Huckabee
Texas Tech University System Board of Regents Chairman Christopher M. Huckabee issued today (Feb. 14) the following statement regarding Midwestern State University's announcement regarding its growing interest in joining the TTU System.Statement from Chairman Christopher M. Huckabee:
“We continue to be encouraged by discussions we’ve had with the leadership at Midwestern State University, and we are pleased by the feedback we received today from their Board of Regents meeting regarding their growing interest in joining the Texas Tech University System.
“MSU Texas has a sterling reputation across the state – from its dynamic leadership, campus growth and accessible and affordable educational offerings. We appreciate President Shipley and the MSU Texas Board of Regents’ diligent work throughout this process while gathering feedback from the many constituents and stakeholders of the University, including students, faculty, staff, community members and alumni.
“Our Board of Regents and Chancellor Tedd Mitchell admire MSU Texas’ accomplishments as a leading Liberal Arts university, along with its strength and continuing development of opportunities for its students. MSU Texas’ campus culture values align extremely well with those of the Texas Tech University System and our universities.
“We look forward to advancing in the process of finalizing a mutually beneficial and strategic partnership that will make MSU Texas the fifth institution of the Texas Tech University System.”
— Christopher M. Huckabee, Chairman
Texas Tech University System Board of Regents
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 TTU 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.