Texas Tech University
|Texas Tech University|
|Sports:||baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track, volleyball|
|Mascot:||Masked Rider (Red Raiders)|
The former chancellor, Kent Hance, is a former U.S. representative who unsuccessfully sought the Republican gubernatorial nominations in 1986 and 1990. Hance, as a Democrat, also defeated George W. Bush in a race for Congress in 1978.
After four years as the fourth chancellor of the Texas Tech System, Robert Duncan, a former member of both houses of the Texas state legislature, Duncan suddenly announced his retirement on August 13, 2018, effective August 31. In his time at the helm, Duncan raised more than $585 million in philanthropic funds. The system endowment has grown to a total value of $1.3 billion. Records were established in degrees awarded, student enrollment, and expenditures on faculty research. In his retirement announcement, Duncan said serving the system has been the highlight of his career in public service..
- Sarah Self-Walbrick (August 13, 2018). Chancellor Duncan retiring from Texas Tech System. Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. Retrieved on August 17, 2018.