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June 12 Special Called Board of Regents Meeting

Robert L. Duncan

Texas Senator Robert Duncan (high-res photo)

WHAT: The Texas Tech University System Board of Regents will host a special called teleconference meeting Thursday (June 12).
WHEN: 1 p.m., Thursday (June 12)
WHERE: Matador Room (Room 227), Student Union Building
15th St. and Akron Ave., Texas Tech University

The Texas Tech University System Board of Regents will meet Thursday during a special called teleconference meeting to discuss the employment of Sen. Robert Duncan as chancellor. The meeting will be called to order and immediately recess to executive session. Following executive session, a motion will be made to officially approve Duncan as chancellor of the TTU System. Regents and Duncan will speak at a news conference in the Matador Room directly after adjournment of the meeting. 

Duncan was named the sole finalist for the position of chancellor May 19. State law requires that 21 days must pass before final action can be taken by the Board of Regents on his employment. 

About the Texas Tech University System 
The Texas Tech University System is one of the top public university systems in the state of Texas, consisting of four component institutions—Texas Tech UniversityTexas Tech University Health Sciences CenterAngelo State University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso—and operating at 12 academic sites and centers.  Headquartered in Lubbock, Texas, the TTU 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 2013, the TTU System’s endowment passed $1 billion, total research expenditures were approximately $200 million and total enrollment exceeded 44,000 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 medical school at the same location, the TTU System continues to prove that anything is possible.