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Statement from Chancellor Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D.

Tedd L. Mitchell

Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D.

Texas Tech University System Chancellor Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D., issued today (Nov. 29) the following statement regarding Stephen F. Austin State University's Board of Regents vote on system affiliation.

Nov. 29, 2022

Statement from Chancellor Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D.:

“I want to thank the Stephen F. Austin State University campus community for their consideration in exploring a potential system affiliation and to ensuring a thorough and transparent process over the past several months. The Texas Tech University System has significant momentum, with each of our five component institutions taking a leading role in developing the leaders of tomorrow and serving our communities throughout our great state. It is always exciting when the possibility arises to grow your family – and I want to thank our Board of Regents, system administration and university leaders for their time, commitment and efforts as we pursued a partnership with SFA.

“I wish my alma mater and all the great folks in Nacogdoches the best moving forward. The proud institution of Stephen F. Austin has a lot to celebrate at the close of its first century and as it begins its next chapter.”

Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D., Chancellor
Texas Tech University System Board of Regents

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 (MSU Texas).

Headquartered in Lubbock, Texas, the TTU System is a $2.65 billion enterprise focused on advancing higher education, health care, research and outreach with approximately 21,000 employees and 63,000 students, more than 375,000 alumni, a statewide economic impact of $16.4 billion 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.