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Chancellor’s Council Honors Top Faculty at Texas Tech

Six faculty members at Texas Tech University were awarded Chancellor's Council Distinguished Teaching and Research Awards.

February 11, 2015 | Contact Doug Hensley 

Chancellor's Council Distinguished Teaching, Research Award WinnersChancellor Robert L. Duncan, left, stands with recipients, left to right, James Brink, Jorge Ramírez, Aliza Wong, Carla Davis Cash, Shu Wang, Changzhi Li and Texas Tech University President M. Duane Nellis. 

Texas Tech University System Chancellor Robert Duncan today (Feb. 11) announced the Texas Tech University recipients of the annual Chancellor’s Council distinguished faculty awards. Recognizing excellence in academics and research, these awards represent the most prestigious honors granted to faculty members throughout the TTU System. 

“It is truly exciting to be able to present our dedicated faculty members with these honors,” Duncan said. “In my first months as Chancellor when visiting our campuses, one of the first things I noticed was the strength of our faculty, especially here at the Texas Tech University. The accomplishments of our faculty and the impact they leave on our students make them a vital asset to our team.”

Additionally, two faculty members from Angelo State University, four faculty from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and four faculty members from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso received the honors for a total of 16 recipients.

"These recognitions are hard earned and well deserved," Texas Tech University President M. Duane Nellis said. "I am proud of these individuals, who represent the fabric of high quality teaching and research of all faculty on campus. We appreciate the support of Chancellor Duncan for his recognition of these outstanding faculty members."

Each winner receives a commemorative medallion and a $5,000 award. The Chancellor’s Council raises funds for student scholarships and recruitment, faculty awards and support, and other programs of excellence.

The Distinguished Teaching Awards went to the following individuals: 

The Distinguished Research Awards went to the following individuals:


About the Texas Tech University System 
The Texas Tech University System is one of the top public university systems in the nation, consisting of four component institutions—Texas Tech UniversityTexas Tech University Health Sciences CenterAngelo State University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso—and operating at 12 academic sites and centers.  Headquartered in Lubbock, Texas, the Texas Tech University 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 2014, the Texas Tech University System’s endowment exceeded $1 billion, total research expenditures were approximately $200 million and total enrollment approached 47,000 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 health institution at the same location, the Texas Tech University System continues to prove that anything is possible.