Texas Tech University System Regents to Meet August 6
Regents will have a one-day meeting in Lubbock at the Texas Tech University System Building with participants joining virtually and in-person.
August 4, 2020 | Contact: Scott Lacefield
The Texas Tech University System Board of Regents will meet Thursday (Aug. 6) in Lubbock. The meeting will take place in the Regents Conference Room, First Floor (104A) in the Texas Tech University System Building (1508 Knoxville Avenue).
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 C-16 Commuter West parking lot off of Knoxville Avenue and Texas Tech Parkway.
NOTE: Due to social distancing protocols implemented at the TTU System Building during the coronavirus pandemic, members of the public and media are encouraged to participate in the meeting through viewing the livestream. There will be limited occupancy capacity in the meeting room, and meeting participants will be joining virtually and in-person.
Thursday, August 6
9:20 a.m. – Ceremonial swearing-in of newly appointed student regent Brooke Walterscheid
9:30 a.m. – Call to order; convene as Meeting of the Board and Committee of the Whole Board
10:15 a.m. – Call to order; convene the Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Carr Scholarship Foundation
10:45 a.m. – Reconvene Meeting of the Board/Committee of the Whole
- - Report on COVID-19 from each component institution
- - Consideration of items related to Facilities; Finance and Administration; Academic, Clinical and Student Affairs and Audit
- - Approval of Consent and Information Agenda
12:30 p.m. – Executive Session
3:00 p.m. – Following Executive Session, reconvene into Open Session, and continue as Meeting of the Committee of the Whole Board to:
- - Consider items from Executive Session
- - Remaining Board business
3:00 p.m. -- 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.