Texas Tech University System Leaders Testify in Front of Senate Finance Committee
Feb. 26, 2021 | Contact: Scott Lacefield
The Texas Tech University System was the first to testify Wednesday (Feb. 24) morning in front of the Texas Senate Finance Committee at the Capitol in Austin.
Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D., chancellor of the Texas Tech University System, along with component university presidents delivered testimonies before the committee for state funds appropriated to the university system for the next biennium.
- Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D., Chancellor, TTU System (3:20-28:00)
- Lawrence Schovanec, Ph.D., President, Texas Tech University (28:00-57:28)
- Ronnie D. Hawkins Jr., President, Angelo State University (57:28-1:18:47)
- Lori Rice-Spearman, Ph.D., Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (1:18:47-1:32:12)
- Richard Lange, M.D., President, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (1:32:12-1:46:20)
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.