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Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D., Named Finalist for The Dallas Morning News 2022 Texan of the Year

Jan. 1, 2023

Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D.Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D.

Texas Tech University System Chancellor Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D., was named one of 15 finalist for The Dallas Morning News (DMN) 2022 Texan of the Year award.

Every year, the DMN editorial board highlights Texans who have made an important and positive impact on the state.

Maria Elena Bottazzi and Peter Hotez, Houston microbiologists, who gave the world a patent-free COVID-19 vaccine and a partnership that could eradicate neglected tropical diseases, were awarded the DMN 2022 Texans of the Year honor.

From the DMN:

“Mitchell is neither an alumnus of the university system he leads nor a native of West Texas. But his advocacy efforts reflect his commitment to a swath of the state population that is often overlooked. Mitchell persuaded the Legislature to establish the state’s first veterinary school in over a century and its first dental school in 50 years and root them at the Texas Tech University System. Both programs finished their first academic year in the spring of 2022, driven by a mission to boost health care and agriculture across small towns in Texas.”

The Dallas Morning News: How a former Dallas doctor became one of rural Texas’ best advocates (Dec. 23, 2022)

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 $2.65 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).

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.