Looking Back at 2021: A Year in Review
The past year was filled with unforgettable moments, historic milestones and record achievements for the Texas Tech University System as it celebrated 25 years and welcomed its fifth member institution.
Dec. 21, 2021 | Contact: Scott Lacefield
Midwestern State University Joins the Texas Tech University System
The Texas Tech University System welcomed Midwestern State University as its fifth and newest member institution on Wednesday, Sept. 1, as university presidents and system officials gathered for a ceremonial special-called Board of Regents meeting on the MSU Texas campus in Wichita Falls.Read more.
Texas Tech University System Receives Significant Investment from Texas Legislature
The Texas Tech University System and its component institutions received a significant investment from the State of Texas supporting higher education and health care.Read more.
Governor Greg Abbott Appoints Regents to Texas Tech University System
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott appointed three new members to the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents for terms set to expire on Jan. 31, 2027. The new appointees are Arcilia Acosta (Dallas), Cody Campbell (Fort Worth) and Pat Gordon (El Paso).Read more.
Keaghan Holt Named Texas Tech University System Student Regent
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Keaghan Holt as the student regent for the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents for the 2021-22 academic year.Read more.
Texas Tech University System Welcomes Midwestern State University
On June 8, Gov. Greg Abbott signed HB 1522, officially designating Midwestern State University as a member institution of the Texas Tech University System, effective Sept. 1, 2021. The bill was authored by state Rep. James Frank and sponsored by state Sen. Drew Springer.Read more.
TTU System Sets Enrollment Record with More Than 63,000 Students
The Texas Tech University System set a new record enrollment with 63,498 students enrolled across its five member institutions during the 2021-22 academic year. Multiple institutions marked record enrollments on their respective campuses while the TTU System celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2021.Read more.
Search Committee Announced for Next Midwestern State University President
The Texas Tech University System Board of Regents and Chancellor Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D., named a search committee on Sept. 16 to assist in finding the next president of Midwestern State University.Read more.
Robert Duncan Receives Honorary Recognition as Chancellor Emeritus
Robert Duncan, who served as the fourth chancellor of the Texas Tech University System, has been recognized with the honorary appointment and title of Chancellor Emeritus by Chancellor Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D., the TTU System announced Monday, Nov. 22.Read more.
Chancellor Mitchell Serves as MSU Texas Commencement Speaker
Texas Tech University System Chancellor Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D., served as the keynote speaker at the Midwestern State University December commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 11, at Kay Yeager Coliseum in Wichita Falls.Read more.
Fitch Reaffirms Texas Tech University System AA+ Outlook Stable Bond Ratings
For the third time in the last four years, the Texas Tech University System had its long-term credit rating of AA+ Outlook Stable reaffirmed by Fitch Ratings, the corporation announced Aug. 18.Read more.
About the Texas Tech University System
Established in 1996, the Texas Tech University System is one of the top public university systems in the nation, consisting of five universities – Texas Tech University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Angelo State University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso and Midwestern State University.
Headquartered in Lubbock, Texas, the TTU System is a $2.5 billion enterprise focused on advancing higher education, health care, research and outreach with approximately 21,000 employees, more than 63,000 students, nearly 370,000 alumni and an endowment valued at $1.7 billion. In its short history, the TTU System has grown tremendously and is nationally acclaimed, operating at 24 academic locations in 21 cities (19 in Texas, 2 international).
During the 87th Texas Legislature under the leadership of Chancellor Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D., the TTU System welcomed MSU Texas as its fifth member institution during the 25-year anniversary of the system. MSU Texas is the only Texas university to become a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges. Students at MSU Texas choose from more than 60 majors and several pre-professional programs, are active in more than 100 student organizations and bring a spirit of competition to 13 NCAA Division II athletics programs.