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In coordination with each component institution president, Chancellor Robert L. Duncan shares critical priorities of the TTU System for the 84th Texas Legislature. 

February 19, 2015 | Written by Doug Hensley

The 84th Texas Legislative Session convened Tuesday, Jan. 13, and will meet for 140 consecutive days to make key decisions affecting a number of areas, including Texas public higher education. 

As is the case with each session, representatives of the Texas Tech University System will be closely monitoring the proceedings while vigorously looking after the system’s and its four universities' interests. 

The Texas Tech University System has a handful of legislative priorities for the coming session, including:

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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.