Chancellor Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D., and Component University Presidents Testify Before Texas House Committees
March 10, 2021 | Contact: Scott Lacefield
Texas Tech University System Chancellor Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D., and component university presidents spent the first week of March testifying before elected officials of the Texas House of Representatives and committee members of the House Appropriations Sub-Committee on Education and House Higher Education Committee.
Texas Tech University (TTU) President Lawrence Schovanec and Angelo State University (ASU) President Ronnie D. Hawkins Jr. joined Mitchell testifying in front of the House Appropriations Sub-Committee on Education on March 3.
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) President Lori Rice-Spearman and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) President Richard Lange, M.D., delivered their testimonies before the House Appropriations Sub-Committee on Education the following day (March 4).
Mitchell, who presented his testimony in-person at the Capitol both days, completed his trip to Austin with testimony before the House Higher Education Committee on March 4.
- Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D., Chancellor, TTU System (19:00-32:30)
- Lawrence Schovanec, Ph.D., President, TTU (32:45-42:07)
- Ronnie D. Hawkins Jr., President, ASU (42:10-52:25)
- Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D., Chancellor, TTU System (1:11:19-1:24:01)
- Lori Rice-Spearman, Ph.D., TTUHSC (3:33:05-3:40:33)
- Richard Lange, M.D., President, TTUHSC El Paso (3:40:36-3:46:55)
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.