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TTU System Board of Regents to Convene April 18

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The Board of Regents is composed of nine members appointed by the governor, as well as a student regent.

Throughout the history of the TTU System, the board has been composed of distinguished and dedicated Texans who have been strong advocates of excellence in academic and patient care programs, meaningful scientific research and responsible public service.

April 15, 2016 | Contact Dailey Fuller

The Texas Tech University System Board of Regents will convene for a special called meeting over teleconference Monday (April 18) to review policies developed in preparation for the implementation of Senate Bill 11, widely known as the campus carry legislation.

Chancellor Robert Duncan and the presidents of the four component universities – Texas Tech University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Angelo State University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso – will be in attendance to present and discuss the policies formalized and shared by each institution in late March.

Senate Bill 11 was passed during the 84th Texas Legislature allowing the concealed carry of handguns by licensed permit holders in the premises of public university campuses in the State of Texas. The law, which goes into effect August 1, 2016, requires that the Board of Regents review each institution’s rules, but does not require the board’s approval of the regulations. As outlined in the statute, ultimate approval and implementation is determined by the president of each university. 

WHAT: Special called meeting of the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents
WHEN:  3 p.m. CST, April 18 (Monday)
WHERE: Board of Regents Room (Room 201), Second Floor, East Wing, Administration Building, Texas Tech University
EVENT: Leadership from throughout the Texas Tech University System will be available to the media following the special called meeting. As this is a special called board meeting, it will not be live streamed and will be conducted over teleconference. Broadcast-quality video of the media gathering will be made available after the meeting on the Texas Tech University System FTP. For login information contact Dailey Fuller at dailey.fuller@ttu.edu.

Each university formed a committee comprised of representatives from various campus constituencies to receive input, share perspectives and provide recommendations to help develop the rules and regulations for its campus. Multiple forums were held and surveys were conducted to attain feedback from students, faculty and staff.

To review the campus carry policies proposed for the four component universities, visit the following links:

For more information on Texas Government Code Section 411.2031, visit http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/GV/htm/GV.411.htm. More information on campus carry at Texas Tech University can be found at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/hr/CampusCarry/.  

About the Texas Tech University System 
The Texas Tech University System is one of the top public university systems in Texas and the nation, consisting of four component institutions – Texas Tech University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Angelo State University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso – and operating at more than a dozen academic sites and centers.  Headquartered in Lubbock, Texas, the TTU System has an annual operating budget of nearly $2 billion and approximately 19,000 employees focused on advancing higher education, health care, research and outreach. 

In 2015, the TTU System’s endowment exceeded $1.1 billion, total research expenditures were more than $215 million and total enrollment was approximately 50,000 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-related institution at the same location, the TTU System continues to prove that anything is possible.

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