Chancellor Mitchell Serves as MSU Texas Commencement Speaker
Mitchell addressed the December candidates and August graduates at the commencement ceremony in Wichita Falls.
Dec. 16, 2021 | Contact: Scott Lacefield
Texas Tech University System (TTU System) Chancellor Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D., served as the keynote speaker at the Midwestern State University (MSU Texas) December commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 11, at Kay Yeager Coliseum in Wichita Falls.
Mitchell’s remarks began with a welcome to the Mustangs as MSU Texas recently became the fifth member institution of the TTU System on Sept. 1. He said adding MSU Texas brings remarkable value to what continues to become an even more well-rounded system.
His keynote address emphasized three important elements:
- Trust can only be earned.
- Be humble.
- Responsibility makes you a better person.
“Having this incredible institution now in our system – a recognized liberal arts leader in Texas, with nearly a century of higher education – has been a fantastic experience spanning almost two years,” Mitchell said.
“Our goal at the TTU System is to be a force multiplier in helping MSU Texas achieve its mission and greatest ambitions by providing the resources, services and increased visibility and access that being part of a larger family offers. It is my sincere hope and commitment that we will grow stronger together,” Mitchell said.
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.
In addition, the TTU System is one of only nine in the nation to offer programs for undergraduate, medical, law, nursing, pharmacy, dental and veterinary education, among other academic areas.