Texas Tech University System Regents to Meet February 27-28
Regents will have a two-day meeting in Amarillo at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Amarillo campus in the SimCentral Building.
Feb. 25, 2020 | Contact: Scott Lacefield
The Texas Tech University System Board of Regents will meet Thursday and Friday (Feb. 27-28) in Amarillo, Texas. The meeting will take place in the SimCentral Building (Room 102) on the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Amarillo campus (1280 S. Coulter Street).
This marks the second time a TTU System Board of Regents meeting will be held in Amarillo, the first coming in February 2010. The last time a board meeting was outside of the TTU System Administration Building at a campus location was in 2018 at TTUHSC El Paso. Overall, there have been 11 board meetings held outside of Lubbock at a TTU System campus since 1999.
Below are highlights of the topics and items to be discussed at the upcoming meeting, including estimated times with periodic recesses. Meeting materials and a livestream of the meeting will be available online. Parking for news media is available in the SimCentral Building parking lot.
Thursday, February 27
11:00 a.m. – Call to order; convene as Meeting of the Board and Committee of the Whole Board
11:00 a.m. – Executive Session
1:00 p.m. – Following Executive Session, reconvene into Open Session as Committee of the Whole
1:00 p.m. – Facilities Committee
1:35 p.m. – Finance and Administration Committee
2:00 p.m. – Academic, Clinical and Student Affairs Committee
2:20 p.m. – Audit Committee
Friday, February 28
8:30 a.m. – Call to order; reconvene Meeting of the Board
- Introductions and Recognitions
9:00 a.m. – Executive Session
9:30 a.m. – Following Executive Session, convene into Open Session
Noon – Adjournment
About the Texas Tech University System
Established in 1996 and headquartered in Lubbock, Texas, the Texas Tech University System is a $2 billion higher education enterprise focused on advancing higher education, health care, research and community outreach. Consisting of four universities – Texas Tech University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Angelo State University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso – the TTU System collectively has approximately 55,000 students, 17 campuses statewide and internationally, more than 300,000 alumni and an endowment valued at over $1.3 billion.
During the 86th Texas Legislature under the leadership of Chancellor Dr. Tedd L. Mitchell, legislative funding and authority was provided to establish a new Texas Tech University veterinary school in Amarillo and a new dental school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso. This will be the state’s first veterinary school in more than a century and first dental school in over 50 years. The addition of these two schools makes the Texas Tech University System one of only nine in the nation to offer programs for undergraduate, medical, law, nursing, pharmacy, dental and veterinary education, among other academic areas.