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Leading the Way: TTU System Accomplishments in the 83rd Session

July 8, 2013

Chancellor Kent Hance issued the following statement today (July 8) with regard to the accomplishments of the Texas Tech University System in the 83rd Legislative Session.

Statement from Chancellor Hance:

One of the most important functions of the Texas Tech University System is to collectively represent its component institutions when the Texas Legislature convenes every odd numbered year.

During the 83rd Legislative Session, we worked diligently to communicate the priorities of our universities and secure the support needed for our continued growth. As a result, this was one of the most successful sessions in the history of the TTU System.

The State of Texas is investing substantially more in our component institutions, which will improve our overall operations, help increase enrollment and advance research. Earlier this year, the TTU System Board of Regents voted to not increase tuition, mandatory fees and housing rates for the 2013-2014 academic year at each of its universities. State funding continues to be critical to providing opportunities for students and equipping our faculty and staff with the tools needed to offer the highest quality education in Texas.

Listed below are some of the significant achievements from our efforts during the 83rd session.


The success of the 83rd session would not have been possible without the tireless efforts of so many who work to improve our universities. We are especially grateful to the leadership and members of the Texas Legislature for their dedication to higher education and the TTU System. Together, we will continue to meet the needs in higher education and better the State of Texas.

Yours truly, 

Kent Hance