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TTU System Day at the Capitol

Staff, alumni and students of the Texas Tech University System received recognition in Austin.

March 9, 2015 | Contact Doug Hensley

TTU System Day at the CapitolChancellor Robert L. Duncan visits with Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on the Senate floor during recognition of Texas Tech University System Day at the Capitol.

The Texas Capitol building was awash in red and black Wednesday as both chambers of the 84th Legislature recognized March 4 as Texas Tech University System Day.  

The last TTU System Day was in 2013, so this was Robert L. Duncan’s first time to attend since leaving the Senate to become Chancellor. Additionally, several university presidents and members of the Board of Regents attended to show their support of all four universities in the TTU System. 

"When I started in the Legislature in 1993, we did not have Texas Tech University System Day," Duncan said. "We only had Texas Tech Day. In 1996, the Board of Regents created the Texas Tech University System and since that time, it’s been a game changer."

Nearly two decades later, the TTU System has emerged as one of the top public university systems in nation and is a dynamic force in higher education, consisting of four component institutionsTexas Tech UniversityTexas Tech University Health Sciences CenterAngelo State University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso.

Administrators, alumni, students and staff of the TTU System were all on hand to share the growth of each university and communicate the importance of higher education in Texas. They also helped deliver one-of-a-kind, personalized gifts to each state legislator.

"It’s important for the members of the Legislature to have a day where the Texas Tech University System is recognized," Duncan said. "They get to meet the presidents, alumni and supporters. They also get to see the impact of our universities and realize too that all throughout this Capitol are graduates of the Texas Tech University System."   

TTU System Day at the Capitol