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Board of Regents Approve Resolution of The Board to Recognize Health Care and Medical Professionals

Copies of the resolution will be provided for Texas Tech University System leadership to share with the medical systems in their respective areas.

December 18, 2020 | Contact: Katelynn Horton

Ron HammondsRon Hammonds

Board of Regents Resolution of the Board

On Thursday, December 10, at the regularly scheduled December Board of Regents meeting, the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents unanimously approved a Resolution of the Board to recognize and honor the health care and medical professionals in the region and state.

Since the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic on March 11, 2020, front line health care workers in Texas, the U.S. and across the globe have tirelessly gone above and beyond to serve their communities and citizens in need.

Hospitals and health care systems have been stretched beyond their limits, at times with zero hospital bed capacity, but they continued to rise above expectations and provide their communities with world-class health care services.

For the sacrifices they have made, the Board of Regents offers expressions of profound gratitude.

“The people involved in caring for those affected by this virus are very brave and have put in a tremendous amount of work and effort,” said Regent Ron Hammonds. “The challenges they face on a daily basis would bring tears to your eyes. These health care workers are with patients who are separated from their families and must face this virus alone with only a nurse to hold their hand. I am very proud of this Board and I propose this resolution for us to say thank you to all the health care workers involved.”

The Board of Regents is proud to recognize and honor the health care workforce and medical professionals for their dedication and service to their communities during the coronavirus pandemic. Copies of the resolution will be provided for the leadership of the universities of the TTU System to share with the medical systems in their respective areas.

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 57,000 students, 21 academic locations in 18 cities (16 in Texas, 2 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 Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D., 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.

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