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Early Voting Begins Today: Proposition 5 - Texas University Fund

Oct. 23, 2023

Letter from Texas Tech University System Chancellor Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D.

Texas Tech University System family & friends:

As early voting begins today, I want to take a moment to share a video message about an important item on the ballot this election season: Proposition 5.

If passed, Proposition 5 will establish the Texas University Fund, or the TUF, a $3.9 billion endowment that will create a perpetual, sustainable source of funding for emerging research institutions like our flagship institution, Texas Tech University.

The TUF involves no new taxes for Texans. Ultimately, if Proposition 5 passes, the creation of the TUF will be a distinctively transformative moment in history not just for higher education, not just for the state of Texas, but for all the people and communities we serve across our great state – and beyond.


Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D.