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Statement from Chairman Mickey Long

Mickey Long

Mickey Long, Chairman of the Board of Regents

Mickey Long, chairman of the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents, makes a statement about the chancellor search.  

May 14, 2014 | Contact Randy Sanders

There were separate interviews conducted with chancellor candidates on Wednesday outside of Lubbock.  The interviews were not posted and conducted as open meetings because all aspects of the Regents’ participation in the interviews, including air and ground transportation as well as the interviews themselves, were structured in such a way that there never was a quorum of the Board together for any deliberations.

Discussions by Regents of the candidates are reserved for executive sessions during the posted Board meetings set for Thursday and Friday.

The interviews were structured and conducted in this manner specifically to protect the confidentiality of the candidates, which is allowed under Section 552.123, Texas Government Code.

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The Texas Tech University System is one of the top public university systems in the state of Texas, consisting of four component institutions 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.